School of Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Program

Learning Formats

Dedicated Teaching Conferences

  • Intern Survival Skills: Held every Friday afternoon for the first nine months of the intern year; focusing on critical inpatient and outpatient topics. This includes Intern Support Group during the first hour.
  • Wednesday Afternoon Teaching Sessions (WATS): An entire afternoon teaching conference every week.
  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds: Weekly presentations on current clinical topics; case-based patient safety conference.
  • Clinic Quality Meeting: Monthly quality improvement.
  • Journal Club/Patient Safety Conference
  • Inpatient teaching Conference
  • Retreats and Workshops

Comprehensive Curriculum

  • Adult medicine, women’s health care, pediatrics, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral medicine, public health, underserved, geriatrics, leadership, wellness, evidence-based medicine, patient-centered medical home, and quality improvement.

Procedural Training

  • Opportunities to learn procedures in continuity practice sites, specialty rotations, and hospital-based rotations. Procedures include: endometrial biopsy, lumbar puncture, intrauterine devices, neonatal circumcision, ICU care, dermatologic excision and repair, laceration repair, abscess I&D, toenail removal, orthopedic aspiration and injection, ultrasound, vasectomy, colposcopy, and cryotherapy
  • Program support for ACLS, NRP, ALSO, and PALS

Residents as Teachers

Residents learn to teach through presentations at WATS, weekly Grand Rounds, Intern Survival Skills, and as supervising residents on inpatient services. Residents supervise medical students and physician assistant students during inpatient and outpatient experiences.