Curriculum

Our Family Medicine Residency curriculum is designed to give you experience in a wide range of care. It will help prepare you to care for a diverse patient population throughout your health care career.

 

First Year Rotations

A one-week night float assignment during ICU, FMS and MCH.

  • Critical Care Unit, 2 Months
  • Family Medicine Service (Adult Medicine), 4 Months
  • Maternal Child Health (L & D, Post-Partum, Triage, Newborn Nursery), 3 Months
  • Emergency Medicine, 1 Month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics (Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital), 1 Month
  • Surgery, 1 Month
  • TOTAL, 12 Months

Second Year Rotations

A one-week ICU night float assignment during a one-month Selective or Elective.

  • Behavioral Medicine, 1 Month
  • Critical Care (Senior), 1 Month
  • Family Centered Pediatrics I, 1 Month
  • Family Medicine Service (Senior), 2 Months
  • Maternal Child Health (Senior), 1½ Months
  • Pediatric ED (Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital), 1 Month
  • Surgery, 1 Month
  • Selective and/or Electives, 3½ Months
  • TOTAL, 12 Months

Third Year Rotations

A one-week ICU night float assignment during a one-month Selective or Elective.

  • Family Medicine Service (Senior), 1 Month
  • Critical Care (Senior), ½ Month
  • Maternal Child Health (Senior), 1½ Months
  • Emergency Medicine, 1 Month
  • Geriatrics, 1 Month
  • Family Centered Pediatrics II, 1 Month
  • Selectives and/or Electives, 6 Months
  • TOTAL, 12 Months

Selectives

Choose from these required rotations, to be taken during the second or third year of your residency.

  • Ophthalmology, ½ Month
  • Urology, ½ Month
  • Community Medicine, 1 Month
  • Dermatology, 1 Month
  • Gynecology, 1 Month
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine I (Sports Medicine and Rheumatology), 1 Month
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine II (Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Imaging), 1 Month

Electives

Electives are taken in one-month blocks. Residents may combine two electives into a one-month block with the permission of the Program Director. Elective rotations can be with medical subspecialists, designed around a training objective such as family planning, involve global health learning experiences, or further a research goal.

Longitudinal Courses

  • Practice Management and Professional Development: This longitudinal learning experience is facilitated through both formal and informal mentor relationships, hospital committee participation, and professional guidance from our faculty, with a goal to graduate physicians prepared to start practice or pursue fellowship training.
  • Didactics: Formal didactic learning takes place, weekly, through our ½ day Family Medicine Residency Program Conference Program. A rolling 18-month curriculum is delivered by speakers and through workshops, with opportunities for questions and practical application.

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