Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Family Medicine Residency Consortium

Year 1

Internal Medicine (or FM service) – 8 weeks

Critical Care – 4 weeks

Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

Obstetrics/Gynecology – 4 weeks

Pediatrics, ambulatory – 4 weeks

General Surgery – 4 weeks

Ophthalmology and ENT – 2 weeks each

Elective/vacation 4 weeks – (2 weeks vacation)

Elective/vacation 4 weeks – (1 week vacation)

Community Oriented Primary Care* – 12 weeks

Year 2

Internal Medicine (or FM service) – 8 weeks

Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

Pediatrics, inpatient – 4 weeks

Obstetrics/Gynecology – 4 weeks

Sports Medicine – 4 weeks

Orthopedic Surgery – 4 weeks

Urology/Dermatology – 4 weeks

Elective – 4 weeks

Community Oriented Primary Care* – 12 weeks

Vacation/CME conference – 4 weeks (3 weeks vacation/1 week CME)

Year 3

Inpatient FM or IM service – 8 weeks

Gynecology – 4 weeks

Pediatrics ambulatory – 4 weeks

Pediatric ER – 4 weeks

Internal medicine (outpatient) – 4 weeks

Elective – 4 weeks

Elective – 8 weeks

Community Oriented Primary Care* – 12 weeks

Vacation/conference – 4 weeks

Remainder of time may include continuity clinic, public health, or other options as specified by the CHC.

Electives may include:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Or other’s as local resources allow. (Residents need exposure to each of the above disciplines in the course of their training). Didactics will include 3 hours per week via distance learning activities, backed up and applied during 2 hours per week live activities at each site.

Continuity Clinic Hours at El Rio Cherrybell (except in specified rotations):

Years 1, 2: Three half days per week

Year 3: Four half days per week

 

* Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) is our rotation at the El Rio Cherrybell clinic dedicated to the outpatient care of our patients. Most of the rotation is engaged with clinical care. This is also supplemented by review of our patient panels in order to address gaps in care. Discussions are held on how to improve the health of the community through our clinical practice as well as a COPC Scholarly Project that targets specific needs of the community. Each resident works on a COPC project throughout their 3 years of residency.