The family medicine residency program in Amarillo began in 1972 as one of the first
residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Science Center(TTUHSC). We offer
the benefits of an academic center as a university administered program, balanced
with the warmth and hospitality of a community-based residency.TTUHSC offers great
resources, technologies and research opportunities, as well as training opportunities
with clinical faculty in different subspecialties. The Amarillo health care community
services neighboring parts of four states and the Texas Panhandle.
As an unopposed residency based at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital, you will have access
to a large, varied patient base representing the full spectrum of age, culture and
illness without competition from other residencies.
Your PGY I year of training begins with 4 weeks of orientation in our Family Medicine
department, then your training is concentrated in core areas of inpatient care with
seven months of rotations housed in other academic departments at Texas Tech. This
offers residents the firsthand training perspective of residents in other disciplines,
since their responsibilities are the same as their first year resident peers in the
respective departments. The remaining five months are spent at Baptist St. Anthony
(BSA) Health System, our primary teaching hospital, honing inpatient and ER skills
and acclimating to our community hospital environment.
Your PGY II year of training offers extensive inpatient and outpatient care that includes
working with a variety of community physicians. You will also be exposed to the ICU
world and critical care.
The third year resident has 16 weeks of Electives along with inpatient, outpatient
and practice management opportunities. Your third year completes your preparation
to be an independently practicing physician after residency.
Our residents follow continuity obstetrical patients through their prenatal care,
delivery at Northwest Texas Hospital (NWTH), and post-partum care. We also partner
with a community organization for prenatal services to low-income women who we deliver
at NWTH. This partnership helps us provide additional obstetrical experience for
those residents most interested in maternity care.
One afternoon each week is dedicated to an organized yearlong curriculum of Core Topics,
Morbidity and Mortality, Journal Club and Board Review sessions. We also offer a
procedure clinic one morning per week that is staffed by residents and faculty for
performing outpatient procedures common to Family Medicine.
Residency training in family medicine can be a daunting process given the depth and
breadth of our specialty. We understand this and respect the varied practice goals
that each of our residents brings to the program. Our department is committed to
helping residents set and meet their individual goals as well as meeting all the required
program goals and objectives.
The faculty in Family Medicine has dedicated themselves to teaching and nurturing residents into
well-rounded family medicine physicians. We offer a strong, challenging and flexible
program with progressive responsibility in a warm and welcoming environment. These
features of the Texas Tech University Family Medicine residency in Amarillo make it
an optimal experience. We invite you to contact our department at 806-414-9493 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotation sequence varies, but all first year residents complete the same 13 block
28 day rotations.
For all benefits and conditions of employment including information concerning leaves
of absences and medical malpractice insurance, please visit www.remedy.ttuhsc.edu/GME/ .
Your membership dues for the following organizations will be paid by the Department.
Participation in these organizations is strongly encouraged, but not required.
American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
PAID VACATION TIME
PGY-I & PGY-II residents receive (fifteen) 15 days paid vacation: PGY - III residents
receive (twenty) 20 days paid vacation. The time off must be approved by the Program
Director and coordinated with your current service.
PGY-I residents are allotted $500 for books and membership dues; book selections must
be approved by the Program Director. PGY-II residents are allotted $500 for CME; PGY-III's
$750. The department will arrange for interested PGY-III residents to take a board
review course prior to graduation in lieu of other CME during the third year. (Mandatory
for residents scoring < 50th percentile for PGY-III’s on their final in training exam)
CME time is to be approved by the Program Director and coordinated with the affected
service. All residents have the opportunity to take 5 days of CME courses, must be
approved by Program Director.
Moonlighting opportunities are available in the Amarillo area to PGY-II and PGY-III
residents; professional liability insurance coverage not provided by TTUHSC. Participation
must be approved by the Program Director.
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