In addition to those opportunities, we are proud of several unique electives that you can choose during residency.
If you are interested in a career in primary care, you can complete the Internal Medicine Private
Practice elective which allows residents to experience the ins and outs of outpatient private practice
Our Addiction Medicine elective exposes you to the comprehensive care of patients with substance
abuse disorders including inpatient consults, the Addiction Science Clinic, and therapy programs.
The Advanced Cardiology elective will give you further experience in patient care in the CVICU and
allow hands-on experience in the cardiac catheterization lab including procedures and film interpretation.
If you are interested in oncology, the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) elective will allow you to work
directly with the inpatient BMT service as well as the outpatient BMT clinic in diagnosing, managing, and treating
patients with hematologic malignancies.
Our Transplant Infectious Diseases elective allows upper-level residents interested in infectious
diseases to learn about the complexities and intricacies in caring for patients with infection post-transplantation.
If you are interested in critical care, you can do the Anesthesia elective to develop intubation and
procedural skills in the OR, or learn point-of-care ultrasound techniques in the Ultrasound
Furthermore, the Pulmonary-Advanced Critical Care elective, at both UC and the VA, gives you the
additional opportunity to round with the ICU teams outside your typical ICU rotations. During this elective, you
will assist with procedures in the units, teach at morning report, and attend weekly critical care conferences.
If you have an interest not covered in our extensive elective options, not to worry, you can always pursue the
Designer Elective by creating your own clinical rotation under the supervision of a faculty mentor
and Chief Medical Residents. Previous residents have designed electives around interventional radiology, dermatology,
cardiac imaging, psychiatry, and general radiology.