Traditional and Block Scheduling Challenges and Solutions for Internal Medicine Residents

  • William WeppnerEmail author
  • Craig Noronha
  • Mamta (Mimi) K. Singh


This chapter reviews the most common scheduling models used in internal medicine residency programs. The true impact of different scheduling models on outcomes such as patient continuity, access to care, resident satisfaction, and clinical outcomes has been evaluated in a handful of studies. This chapter will review the current evidence surrounding scheduling models. Each scheduling model has potential benefits and barriers that should be considered when a residency is considering converting to a new model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Weppner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Craig Noronha
    • 2
  • Mamta (Mimi) K. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Boise VA Medical Center;University of Washington-BoiseBoiseUSA
  2. 2.Boston Medical CenterBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center;Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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