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, 4 Months
  • Maternal Child Health, 3 Months
  • Emergency Medicine, 1 Month
  • Inpatient Pediatrics, 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 Science, 1 Month
  • Critical Care (Senior), 1 Month
  • Family Centered Pediatrics, 1 Month
  • Family Medicine Service (Senior), 2 Months
  • Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Triage (LDRT), 1½ Months
  • Pediatric ED, 1 Month
  • Surgery, 1 Month
  • Selectives 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
  • Emergency Medicine, 1 Month
  • Post Partum/Newborn Care (PPN), 1½ Months
  • Geriatrics, 1 Month
  • Selectives and/or Electives, 7 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/Occupational Health (COH), 1 Month
  • Dermatology, 1 Month
  • Gynecology, 1 Month
  • Orthopedics/Rheumatology, 1 Month
  • Sports Medicine, 1 Month
  • Practice Management, 1 Month

Electives

Electives should be taken in one-month blocks. Residents may combine two electives into a one-month block with the permission of the Program Director. This is not an all-inclusive list. 

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes/Nutrition
  • EKG/Stress Testing
  • ENT
  • Emergency Medicine or Urgent Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious Disease
  • Independent Study Project
  • Integrative Medicine (Complementary/Alternative Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine
  • International Medicine
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Pathology
  • Out Patient Pediatrics
  • Out Patient Procedures
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Procedures (outpatient)
  • Urgent Care at Lurie Children's Hospital

Conferences

Three hours of didactic teaching are provided during weekly Tuesday afternoon conferences. The 3-year curriculum encompasses an 18-month rotation of topics. This allows topics to be presented twice during a resident's 3-year program. In addition, residents are expected to attend MCH conferences, Dermatology Rounds, Grand Rounds, Tumor Board, and other conferences when their schedules permit. 

Continuity Clinic Assignments 

  • First Year Residents: One-to-two half days per week
  • Second Year Residents: Three half-days per week*
  • Third Year Residents: Four half-days per week*

* Second and third-year residents will be assigned to one less half-day of continuity clinic per week while on service rotations (ICU, FMS, MCH).