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The Family Medicine curriculum is designed to help you grow as a physician, refining your clinical skills and pursuing your personal interests through opportunities for scholarly activity and elective rotations.

The first year of residency expands the clinical skills and fund of knowledge established during medical school. Emphasis is placed on the inpatient experience, and you are introduced to the Family Medicine Center where you begin to follow your panel of families, acting as their primary physician.

In the second and third years, you will grow as a family physician, refining your clinical skills and pursuing your personal interests through opportunities for scholarly activity and additional elective rotations.

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The second year places emphasis on your expanding role as a family practitioner--serving on the inpatient service, enlarging your practice in the Family Medicine Center, and integrating preventive medicine and behavioral science into your practice style.

The flexible third year allows you to pursue special interests and obtain advanced training in a number of medical and surgical subspecialties. Electives can be arranged to suit your individual needs.

First-Year Curriculum

2 months Family Medicine Inpatient Service
2 months Pediatrics
1 month Obstetrics
1 month Gynecology
1 month Family Medicine Office
1 month Internal Medicine
1 month Medical Intensive Care
1 month Emergency Medicine
1 month General Surgery
1 month Surgery Subspecialty
1 half-day per week Family Medicine Center
+ Longitudinal Experiences

Second-Year Curriculum

3 months Family Medicine Inpatient Service
1 month Family Medicine Office
1 month Rural Medicine
1 month Pediatric Clinic
1 month Community General Surgery
1 month Orthopedics
1 month Community & Sports Medicine
3 half-days per week Family Medicine Center
5 months Required or open electives
+ Longitudinal Experiences

Third-Year Curriculum

3 months Family Medicine Inpatient Service
1 month Family Medicine Office
4 half-days per week Family Medicine Center
8 months Required or open electives
+ Longitudinal Experiences

Required Electives

  • Cardiology
  • Community General Surgery
  • Community Medicine/Sports Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine Subspecialties
  • NICU/ Newborn Nursery
  • Occupational Med/ Sports Med
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Surgery Subspecialty/ Radiology

Open Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • OB Surgery
  • OB Ultrasound
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Renal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Rural Family Medicine
  • Self-Designed Electives
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