Curriculum

Our residency program is designed to prepare residents for success in any practice setting. We do this by designing meaningful rotations that build your foundational skills, while preserving the maximum amount of elective rotations so that you can customize your experience. You will complete the program having admitted patients to the ICU, delivered babies, and performed countless hospital procedures. As you progress through your second and third years of residency, we help you customize your curriculum while your time in the Sister Joanna Bruner Family Medicine Center increases. By the end of your tenure  you will be very prepared for outpatient practice,  having taken care of more than 2,000 patients and performed hundreds of office procedures, including colposcopy, ultrasounds, fracture care, and minor surgery.

In addition to your continuity clinic, you will participate in three longitudinal experiences during the second and third years: nursing home care, community medicine, and scholarly activity.  Curriculum in your second and third years will reflect your unique interests. The faculty will help you design experiences that can include international medicine, advanced obstetrics, more sports medicine, and almost anything you can imagine. We have designed curricula for interests as varied as women's issues in public health, integrative medicine, advanced hospital procedures, and even arranged for one resident to go back home and do sports medicine for her favorite college teams!

Our faculty and residents share the belief that the best physician is a well-rounded one. We balance the high standards of academic rigor with respect for your life outside of medicine. The community we have built among our attending physicians, residents, and staff makes our program incredibly supportive. We work hard and play hard together.

Curriculum Requirements & Structure

The ABFM Requirements for family medicine residency are outlined in the guidelines found in section II of this handbook. Below is the curriculum for each year based on those requirements.

PGY 1

1 - 2 HALF DAYS PER WEEK
IN CLINIC AT BFM

PGY 2

2 - 3 HALF DAYS PER WEEK
IN CLINIC AT BFM

PGY 3

4 - 5 HALF DAYS PER WEEK
IN CLINIC AT BFM

FM Service (6 weeks) FM Service (6 weeks) FM Service (6 weeks)
Internal Medicine Internal Medicine FM night float (2 weeks)
Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Sports Medicine
Obstetrics (8 weeks) Obstetrics Dermatology
General Surgery FM night float Gynecology
Inpatient Pediatrics Outpatient Pediatrics Acute Care Orthopedics
Pediatric ED Rural Management of Health Systems (2 weeks)
Emergency Dept. Orthopedics Outpatient Pediatrics
Neonatology Surgical Procedures Clinic
FM Clinic (2 weeks) Geriatrics Elective (3.5 months)
  Elective (6 weeks)  
Longitudinal Curricula: Community Medicine, Nursing Home, Management of Health Systems, Integrative Medicine

 

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