Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum

An educational map for shared expectations

Faculty and residents have created an overall curriculum map for the educational experiences provided throughout the three years of Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Residency. Our goal in creating this educational map is for all residents, fellows, and faculty to have the same mental model or shared expectations of each educational unit. 

Please see the full outline of the resources available below.

Continuity Clinic

Subspecialty Clinic Electives

  1. Acute Medicine Practice
  2. Allergy/Immunology
  3. Cardiogenetics
  4. Cardiology
  5. Center for Integrative Health
  6. Dermatology
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Gastroenterology
  9. Genetics
  10. Geriatrics
  11. Health Equity Elective
  12. Hematology
  13. Infectious diseases
  14. Lipid/HTN Clinic
  15. Medical Weight Loss
  16. Mental Health Elective
  17. Nephrology
  18. Oncology
  19. Pulmonary
  20. Rheumatology
  21. Sports medicine
  22. Vanderbilt walk-in clinic - acute care
  23. Women’s Health

Community Clinic Electives

  1. Charis Clinic
  2. Cool springs IM/Peds Practice
  3. Matthew Walker Clinic
  4. Neighborhood Health
  5. Rural Health - Byrdstown Regional Medical Center
  6. Shade Tree Clinic
  7. Siloam Refugee Health Clinic

High-Value Care Curricula and Projects

International Electives Resources

Physical Exam Skills

  1. Sim lab exams with rheumatology 
  2. Standford 25 - Physical Exam Demonstrations


  1. CIT - Clinical Investigator Toolbox Elective 
  2. Longitudinal Research Experience
  3. Research Clinic Rotation

Quality improvement

  1. Didactics
  2. MM&I
  3. Projects

Academic Half Day - Outpatient curriculum

VA Conference Curriculum - Inpatient curriculum

VUMC Conference Curriculum - Inpatient curriculum