Internal Medicine Intern Year


"The most important ingredient for a good radiation oncologist is the judgment that comes from being a good physician." ~ Henry Kaplan, MD


Internal Medicine Intern Year

Our graduates view themselves as physicians first and radiation oncologists second. We want you to have strong training in the fundamentals of medicine. All Penn radiation oncology residents complete their PGY1 intern year in internal medicine at Penn.

The curriculum includes 33 weeks of inpatient medicine, 14 weeks of elective, and 5 weeks of vacation and holidays.

You can customize your training with the 14 elective weeks, choosing from the following:

  • Medical Oncology
  • ID Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Heme/Path
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Independent research