Year 1
(On average about 25% of the fellows time in year 1 will be devoted to patient care and teaching activities, 40% to course work/didactic activities and 35% to their research project)

Summer and Fall: 1 clinic session, 1 precepting session, and 4 seminars/conferences(the 4 weekly conferences which fellows must attend are the division research conference, division clinical conference, resident journal club (fellow serves as junior faculty), and Department Grand Rounds)

Summer: Selection of faculty mentor; possibly one course at SPH (3 credits) initial formulation of research proposal, self-study for American Board of Internal Medicine Examination, read DGM’s ambulatory care and geriatrics syllabi. 

Fall Year: Up to 15 credits in SPH, by October submission of NIH style research proposal, begin work on research project

Winter and Spring: (2 clinic sessions, 1 clinic precepting session, and 4 seminars or conferences per week)

Winter:  Begin spring courses in SPH (up to 15 credits), continue project, start analyzing preliminary findings, prepare abstract.

Spring: Continue spring courses, finalize abstract, continue work on project, present abstract at SGIM and NRSA trainees conferences

Year 2
(On average about 30% of the fellows time in year 2 will be devoted to patient care and teaching activities, 20% to course work/didactic activities and 50% to their research project)

Year round: 2 clinic sessions, 1 precepting session, and 4 seminars/conferences

Summer Year 2: Possibly one SPH course (3 credits), complete research project

Fall Year 2: Up to 15 credits in SPH, submit manuscript on research project findings, begin work on 2nd research project

Winter Year 2: Work on 2nd research project.

Spring Year 2: Job interviews, completion of master's degree, if possible complete 2nd research project