While many programs are currently developing integrated internships, this is something that our department has been committed to since the early ’90s.
This internship includes 6 month long rotations on the medicine service, 3 month long rotations through a combination of neurology, dermatology/MOHS, pathology, radiology, plastic surgery and otolaryngology and 3 month long rotations on ophthalmology. There is no interview required for the integrated internship but one can be arranged with the medicine department if requested. We hope this makes the process simpler and more economical for applicants.
As an intern on the ophthalmology service, you will learn foundational examination skills, work in the wet lab, assist in surgery, and build the skills you will need to grow quickly as a clinician. While on a non-medicine service you will have no call responsibility except during the month of January when the PGY-1 residents cover PGY-2 rotations so that our PGY-2 residents can attend a month-long BCSC course (see the call section of the website). We have found that having a well developed integrated PGY-1 year puts our residents far ahead by the time they begin their PGY-2 year.