The second year of training is divided evenly between internal medicine and psychiatry.
While on internal medicine rotations, second year residents are considered senior residents and rotate in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. They also lead inpatient teams in general internal medicine, hematology-oncology, cardiology, and night internal medicine rotations.
While on psychiatry rotations, second year residents are still considered junior residents (a distinction primarily relevant to the call schedule) and rotate on the emergency psychiatry service, consultation-liaison psychiatry service, geriatric psychiatry unit, eating and mood disorders unit, and psychotic disorders unit.
As in the previous year, second year residents continue to follow a panel of patients in an outpatient setting through a continuity of care clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During outpatient internal medicine rotations, residents are scheduled for two half-days per week in their continuity of care clinic. During inpatient psychiatry rotations, residents are scheduled for one half-day per week in their continuity of care clinic.
For a more in-depth look at each year of training, explore the following: