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Clinics & Hospitals

Residents in Family Medicine at the University of Utah experience a unique combination of training sites, inclusive of a diverse breadth of experiences and populations. Training sites include University community clinics, FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers) and other urban underserved clinics, local community hospitals, and tertiary care centers.

  

Resident Clinics

Busy resident continuity practices provide full-scope family medicine services. Residents practice at one of three main continuity clinics, and are supervised by dedicated and skilled faculty at each clinical site. Each clinic serves diverse patient populations such as: former refugees, people with disabilities, Medicare and Medicaid, privately insured, socioeconomically disadvantaged, mental health patients, non-English speakers, LGBTQ+ populations, and those needing treatment for addiction, hepatitis C, or HIV PrEP. On-site clinical support teams include pharmacists, psychologists, nutritionists, and care managers. Each clinic also has radiology and pharmacy services on site, and utilize the Epic EMR (electronic medical record). Residents are provided additional opportunities with a secondary longitudinal clinic experience in another community, to further develop individual interests with specific populations such as pediatrics, obstetrics, Spanish-speaking patients, and the underserved.

  

  Madsen Health Center

Centerville Health Center

Sugar House Health Center

  

Hospitals

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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center (SLRMC)

Located about 1 mile from the University of Utah, SLRMC is the residency's primary hospital for inpatient training. At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, family medicine residents run the family medicine adult inpatient service, with supervision from a hospitalist team that includes both Internists and Family Medicine attendings. Residents gain significant exposure and competency in inpatient medicine, progressing to supervising the day team as a PGY2 senior, and managing and admitting patients on the night coverage service as a PGY3. Family medicine residents are the only residents working at SLRMC.

SLRMC is also the site for the emergency medicine and neurology rotations, as well as the general surgery rotation; the latter emphasizes outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and pre- and post-operative outpatient management.

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University of Utah Hospital

The University Hospital provides three key rotations for our residents. These include the medical intensive care unit, obstetrics, and the newborn nursery. Residents are exposed to both low-risk deliveries and normal newborn care, as well as getting significant exposure and training with high-risk conditions. Teaching faculty in these settings include family medicine attendings, obstetrical and perinatal faculty, pulmonologist intensivists, and the pediatric faculty. Residents work alongside internal medicine residents, obstetric residents, and pediatric residents in these rotations.

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Primary Children’s Hospital

Pediatric rotations take place at Primary Children's Hospital (PCH), which is located adjacent the University Hospital, and connected by a pedestrian skybridge. As the pediatric referral hospital for the Intermountain West, Primary Children's offers an unparalleled experience for residents in the pediatric emergency department, inpatient units, and outpatient specialty clinics. Residents rotate through an inpatient service that is comprised of all family medicine residents, led by a pediatric team senior. Residents obtain experience with a high volume of pediatric patients with varied conditions on all services.

VA Hospital

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

The VAMC of Salt Lake City is a major affiliate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, training over 500 residents, interns, and students each year. The VAMC is about one-half mile from the University Hospital. Family medicine residents obtain training within the VAMC system for dermatology, and have the opportunity to choose among multiple specialty outpatient rotations here.

LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital was originally religious-affiliated, however is now a part of Intermountain Healthcare. This hospital is located about two miles from the University Hospital and serves as a supplemental training site for obstetric rotations. At LDS Hospital, residents work alongside Community Health Center family medicine attendings, and the family medicine/OB fellows. There are no other residents on the labor and delivery service at this hospital. This rotation allows residents to work more autonomously, strengthening confidence and independence as an OB provider.