The Internal Medicine Residency curriculum was designed to meet our program mission and aims using the following key components: 1) rotations, the foundational (required) and individual educational experiences (electives); 2) the conferences and educational activities that occur on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and 3) our longitudinal curricular threads.


Residents are exposed to the full extent of internal medicine training through required rotations as well as individualized opportunities tailored by interest. Each rotation is 4 weeks.

  • Acute Care (2 blocks)
  • Addiction and Behavioral Health (1 Block)
  • Behavioral Health and Hospice and Palliative Medicine (1 Block)
  • General Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic (4 blocks)
  • Gastroenterology and Neurology (1 Block)
  • Hematology and Medical Oncology (1 Block)
  • Hospital Medicine Inpatient Teams (12 Blocks)
  • Individualized Educational Experiences (7 Blocks)
  • ICU / Critical Care Medicine (5 Blocks)
  • Metabolic Medicine (2 Blocks)
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine (2 Block)
  • Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine (1 Block)

These rotations are based on your educational goals and interests and can include the following:

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • OP GIM
  • Pulmonology
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health

Conferences and Educational Activities

Opportunities to engage in additional learning experiences designed to focus on a series of educational topics.

Using clinical pearls and board style questions these interactive sessions aim to regularly assess and improve medical knowledge at all levels. Using the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) tools, these sessions allow for residents and faculty to help each other prepare for the certifying/recertifying examinations and maintenance of certification (MOC) in internal medicine.

This 18-month curriculum is designed to cover the core topics in internal medicine and intentionally uses repetition to allow learners to interact with the content at the introductory and more advanced levels and the opportunity to revisit and consolidate knowledge as they grow in clinical experiences and exposure. This series is run primarily by the core faculty and augments learning in the clinical setting (additional time spent on conditions that are important but less commonly seen in the clinical setting).

This series is held weekly and initially will be in conjunction with the MUSC Department of Internal Medicine. Topics and speakers are selected to provide faculty and trainees with up-to-date knowledge about timely issues in internal medicine.

Interactive case- based discussion of unique and or challenging cases to develop clinical reasoning and decision making. Cases are either based at Florence Medical Center or Charleston MUSC but always have a faculty member from FMC to facilitate the discussion in-person.

This series looks at new and seminal articles relevant to the practice of internal medicine. The presentations are focused on appraisal of the medical evidence and the ramifications for practice.

These peer review sessions are non-punitive and focused on improving patient care through a comprehensive analysis of adverse outcomes or “near misses&rlquo;. The reviews take a system level approach to identify opportunities for improvement.

This resident guided series is held monthly with lunch provided are a chance to enjoy food and time together with content and activities around all aspects of wellbeing including.

Longitudinal Curricular Threads

Our longitudinal curricular threads incorporate MUSC Health expertise and local and national resources with fundamental content with the aim to equip residents with a strong understanding of health systems science.

Learn more about Longitudinal Curricular Threads