Family Medicine Residency: Curriculum
Full Spectrum Training Prepares Physicians for Urban, Rural, or Global Practice
About Our Curriculum
The Family Medicine curriculum incorporates the latest techniques, and builds on proven practices established during our program’s more than 40 year history. Residents take an active role in program development by participating on key committees and ad hoc groups. Our residents also benefit from HCMC’s structure as a multidisciplinary, academic healthcare system where all faculty are dedicated to teaching.
Our curriculum centers on hands-on procedural training, building leadership skills, and utilizing the latest in research and evidence-based care.
Family Medicine residents enjoy a weekly academic half-day (five hours) of protected time to focus on didactics, procedures, and research. Resident wellness and resilience is a top priority, and our curriculum incorporates stress management, mind-body medicine, and other holistic techniques across rotations.
- Nationally recognized Staged Diabetes Management program.
- Well developed Health Care Home program, launched and accredited in 2011 by the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Procedural training in OB-GYN procedures, skin biopsies, colposcopies, sports injury casting, and more.
- Certification in Integrative Medicine using curriculum developed by the University of Arizona Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.
- Multifaceted CenteringPregnancy model for group prenatal care, designed to lower pre-term birth rates.
- Urban and rural rotations, with opportunities for international rotations. View a blog from one of our residents, Dr. Justin Corbin, about his international rotation in Samoa.
What is the "community" in Community Medicine?
At HCMC FMR Community Medicine is not just a rotation, but a rich experience embedded in our rotations, didactic and longitudinal curriculum as well as the core mission of our hospital and affiliated clinics. We have specific learning goals in each of 4 areas that we view as essential to practicing excellent community medicine:
- Health Principles
- Cultural Skills and Community Engagement
- Team Skills and Leadership
Curriculum for 2017-2018 Academic Year
|Continuity Clinic at Whittier Clinic||1-2 sessions per week|
|Family Medicine Inpatient Service||4 blocks|
|Adult Medicine Inpatient||2 blocks|
|Emergency Medicine||1 block|
|Radiology / Community Medicine||1 block|
|Psychiatry /Neurology||1 block|
|Continuity clinic||2-3 sessions per week|
|Family Medicine Inpatient Service||3 blocks|
|Adult Medical Intensive Care||1 block|
|Adolescent Medicine||1 block|
|Ambulatory Surgery / Dermatology||1 block|
|Preventive Medicine||1 block|
|Peds ED||1 block|
|Sports Medicine||1 block|
|Emergency Medicine||1 block|
|Continuity clinic||3-5 sessions per week|
|Family Medicine Inpatient Service||2 blocks|
|Practice Readiness: Medical Home||1 block|
|Children's Hospital Pediatrics||1 block|
|Surgical sub-specialties Urology/Ophthalmology/
ENT/ Oral Health
|Ambulatory Pediatrics||1 block|
|Medical sub-specialties: Endocrinology, Rheumatology/ Pulmonology||1 block|
|Community Medicine||1 block|