Family Medicine Residency: Didactics

Departmental Conferences and Special Workshops

Didactic Opportunities

Family Medicine residents enjoy a weekly academic half day of protected time (five hours) to focus on didactics, procedures, and research.

Our program features a strong emphasis on obstetrics, and inclusion of integrative medicine, geriatric care, and home health care principles across the curriculum.

Wednesday Core Conference

  • Protected half-day of didactic, academic learning organized around organ systems

Special Workshops and Focused Learning Opportunities

  • Staged Diabetes Management
    • Full day workshop to learn progressive management of diabetes patients
  • Gestational Diabetes Management
    • Half-day workshop to learn management of patients with gestational diabetes
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)
    • Each resident takes the ALSO course in PGY-1 and again in PGY-2 or PGY-3
    • Designed to enhance skills and improve confidence handling labor and delivery emergencies
  • Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center Learning
  • Adolescent Workshop
    • Intensive training for PGY-2 residents
    • Presented annually
    • Specially trained high school students (generally those who are peer educators) role play teens visiting the doctor
    • Residents interview and interact with the teens, and then gain real-time feedback from both the teens and faculty facilitators