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Balanced Approach

First-rate Training Without Service Sacrifices

We have taken great pains to assure a humane, balanced residency experience as well as adequate reading and sleep time. Program designs include:

  • Afternoon Intern Float
  • Intern Night Float
  • 3rd and 4th year medical students from Boston University and University of New England on housestaff teams
  • Dedicated GMF teams (on call every 5th day) with no overnight call
  • Admitting PGY-2 Night Float resident
  • Saturday Night Intern & Resident Float Coverage
  • Dedicated critical care teams (ICU & Maxi Care / Step Down Unit)
  • Physician Assistants in the Critical Care areas, available 24/7
  • 10 -12 months of total elective time during the three-year training period

The average patient load per GMF intern averages 5 - 7 patients. On average, two ICU interns will carry approximately 4 - 6 unit patients. In the Maxi Care / Step Down Unit, the patient load is greater and two interns averages about 6-8 patients.