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About the Residency

Electives and Selectives

Our residency program offers electives in both traditional and nontraditional internal medicine specialties. Electives are available through our faculty practice and various private office settings between New Brunswick and Princeton. Elective time is uninterrupted by any inpatient or clinic service obligations and allows our residents to completely immerse themselves in the elective experience. Residents work closely with subspecialty faculty, fellows and fellowship directors, establishing opportunities for mentorship and career counseling.

All categorical residents participate in the following selectives during the course of their training: Internal Medicine Subspeciality BlockĀ (Endocrinology, Neurology & HIV), Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, and Psychiatry.

Some of the structured electives that are offered in our residency program include: Congestive Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, Non IM Subspecialty Rotation (Dermatology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Gynecology and Urology), Hospital Administration, Hematologic Pathology, Renal Transplant Medicine, Hypertension and Practice Tailoring (GIM Private Office, Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Care Insurers, etc). For those rare instances when residents seek specialized training not available at our institutions, special arrangements can be made for rotations at national

or international institutions on a case-by-case basis. 


Electives are available to both interns and residents in one to four week blocks. All electives are free of call and have no weekend coverage obligations. In addition to requesting research blocks, all residents are strongly encouraged to engage in ongoing research during their elective rotations and continuity clinic weeks.