Downey Residency Curriculum | Whittier, CA | PIH Health

Curriculum and Rotations

General Schedule & PTO:

  • Rotations are 4 weeks each, 13 rotations per year
  • First rotation of the year starts in June/July
  • 20 Paid Time Off days per year (sick, CME, personal)
  • 7 Hospital Holidays are “Off” if your rotation sites are closed
  • Day Off for Boards

Intern Year:

  • Internal Medicine: 4 months
  • Night Block: 1 month
  • Surgery: 2 months
  • Labor & Delivery
  • ER: 1 month
  • Outpatient Pediatrics: 1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics: 1 month
  • Outpatient Family Practice: 1 month

R2 Year:

  • Elective: 1 month
  • ER: 1 month
  • OB/GYN: 1 month
  • Geriatrics: 1 month
  • Outpatient Pediatrics: 1 month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics: 1 month
  • ICU: 2 months
  • Dermatology: 1 month
  • Surgical Selective: 1 month
  • Medicine Selective: 1 month
  • Night Block: 1 month
  • Sports Medicine:  1 month
  • Includes intermittent calls

R3 Year:

  • Internal Medicine Senior: 2 months
  • Night Block: 1 month
  • Family Medicine: 1 months
  • Mental Health: 1 months
  • Outpatient OBGYN: 1 month
  • Elective : 2 month
  • Outpatient Pediatrics: 1 month
  • Medicine Selective: 1 month
  • Orthopedics: 1 month
  • ER: 1 month
  • Urgent care: 1 month 
  • Includes intermittent calls

Didactics

The PIH Health Family Medicine Residency has an extensive didactic lecture training series. Lectures are provided by PIH Health faculty and specialist attendings, occasionally by visiting lecturers and clinicians from around the country.

Daily Morning Report

Daily Medicine/ICU/Radiology Rounds

Simulation Center Labs

Observed Structured Clinical Examination

Resident Lecture Series - 1st Wednesday

Tumor Board

Surgery Grand Rounds

Attending Didactics - 4th Thursday

GME Residency Committee Meeting

Quality Improvement Projects