Our PGY-3 is an excellent year marked by two notable upper-level challenges (Pulmonary Teaching Service and PICU nights) and our first “field trip” to South Carolina American College of Physicians (ACP) conference in the fall.
- Fall ACP Conference
Residents will have the opportunity to present a case (oral or poster), original quality improvement (QI) or research project at the conference. Both the Internal Medicine and Med-Peds departments have frequently won awards in the poster presentation, oral presentation and original research/QI project categories
- Upper-level challenges in the ICU
Pulmonary Teaching Service on Internal Medicine and PICU nights
- Career Planning Spring Workshops
PGY-4s share their wisdom accrued along their job search and tips on career planning. The chief resident, program coordinator, program director work hard to ensure high-yield lectures often from Med-Peds faculty during these afternoon-long Fall and Spring workshops. This is particularly geared toward our PGY-1-PGY-3s so they will try to career plan early! The department of medicine also offers a hospital-wide ‘Business of Medicine” seminar to offer helpful tips for running a successful practice.
Pulmonary Teaching Service (PTS)
Summarized in the PGY-1 Curriculum. As an upper-level, residents will be leading a team of four interns on a rigorous consult and admit ICU service. Coordinating rounds, mentoring interns and triaging appropriately is challenging. Reassuringly, there is a Critical Care/Pulmonary attending in the hospital all day and night available for questions, concerns or help at any time.
Cardiology Teaching Service (CTS)
This is another inpatient Teaching Service, separate from MTS and PTS. On CTS, residents will do new consults, complete admissions and follow patients with common Cardiology pathology:
- ST-elevation MI
- unstable angina
- CHF exacerbations
- Severe valvular dysfunction
The residents will also be required to do a didactic CTS presentation for the residents and course coordinator at the end of the rotation.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Nights /Surgery Clinic
This is a unique hybrid rotation of two weeks of PICU nights from 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. during the week and Sunday evening and two weeks of outpatient Surgery clinic. On PICU nights, residents complete PICU admissions and manage the ICU with close direction by the PICU attending on call.
They are available by phone or text and will drive back to Greenville Hospital if any difficult admissions or situation arise. At 6 a.m., you will give overnight checkout about the patients and new admissions to the day time residents. On Surgery clinic, residents will evaluate new clinic patients and see follow-up continuity visits in multiple subspecialty clinics such as Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, General and Vascular Surgery.
On this rotation, the patient will learn about the unique challenges and pathology of adolescent medicine through seeing patients, new and in follow-up, at the nearby Furman University Earle Infirmary and at their continuity clinics at the Center for Pediatric Medicine (CPM) and Rapid Access Clinic (RAP) clinic.
PGY-3 residents may again choose from any of the electives listed on the PGY-2 curriculum page. Residents typically have one to two electives in both internal medicine and pediatrics in the PGY-3 year. In addition, residents may also choose to do an away rotation to help with career planning or an international health rotation in the third year.
Click here to see a sample PGY-3 curriculum.