Length of training: 3 years
Setting: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Description and defining characteristics: The Categorical pathway is designed to provide broad training in both inpatient and outpatient general medicine as well as across all medicine subspecialties. Our program prides itself in outstanding clinical training through developing hands-on skills, critical thinking, and autonomy among residents. The pathway's formalized curriculum promotes continuous learning, inquiry, debate, and critical appraisal of literature. By rotating at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, our residents take care of a diverse patient population across unique clinical settings, contributing to a richer clinical experience. Our residents thrive in an atmosphere that provides a balance between supervision and autonomy. As the years progress, our residents are given more responsibility to deliver and lead health care in a supportive collegial environment.
Our trainees are challenged to reach their full potential through mentored research in the area of their interest. They are given ample opportunities to be involved in clinical, translational, or bench research. The pathway's flexibility allows residents use elective time to tailor their training to further their long-term career objectives. As a result of this unique training approach, our residents become excellent clinicians, inspiring leaders, and caring humanitarians. After successfully graduating from the Categorical pathway, residents are more than prepared to start practice as primary care physicians or hospitalists, or further their training in the subspecialty fellowship of their choice.
Schedule: For a full three-year sample schedule please review Question 11 in our FAQ section.
More details about this pathway are covered in the FAQ section.
Categorical pathway experience by Nate Summers, MD
- Education Overview
- Medical Student Programs
- Residency Program
- Fellowship Programs
- Grand Rounds
- Chief Resident Immersion Training
- Educational Awards
- Clinical Research Scholars Program