Didactics & Journal Club

Resident conferences will be scheduled weekly on Wednesdays from 1230-1700.  Topics will include a broad range of structured didactic activities and residents will have protected time to attend.  

Grand Rounds; Topics will include a broad range of family medicine topics that are important for evidence-based practice. These topics will be delivered by faculty, including Family Medicine and specialists, to be the most current evidence available to advance the practice of medicine.

Core Content of Family Medicine; This series will include the reviews and workshops covering the core content topics in Family Medicine including, but not limited to: Professionalism, Problem-Based Learning Initiatives (PBLI) and Patient Safety, Behavioral Health, Maternity Care and Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Practice Management, and Community Medicine.

Morbidity and Mortality; The PGY-3 serving as chief of the service will present Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) didactic session the first Wednesday after the completion of their inpatient service month.  Number and diagnoses of admissions, mortalities, lessons learned during the month, policy changes, and any morbidity will be reviewed.  This is an opportunity for a critical appraisal of services offered, implementations that could improve quality of care provided, and mitigation any patient safety concerns.

Journal Club; Journal Club is held weekly and led by faculty and upper level residents. Residents will gain knowledge at locating, appraising, and assimilating evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems.  Journal club highlights opportunities for using information technology to optimize learning.

Board Review Series; The Board Review series is an interactive, weekly session led by faculty using recent ITE questions, updated guidelines and research to prepare for the ABFM Boards held in April. 

Conference Attendance; Residents will be expected to attend all Wednesday conferences/didactic sessions, other than pre-approved time off such as vacation and/or excused rotations. 

Course Certifications and Academia Publication

Scholarly Activity
Residents are expected to complete one research project and one quality improvement project before graduation.  Residents will be offered opportunities to participate in scholarly activities and have opportunities to participate in quality improvement projects. Residents will be educated in research study design and basic statistics as part of our evidence-based medicine curriculum. 

Rotation Block

PGY-1

Alpha/Orientation

 1 Block

Adult Inpatient

 3 Blocks

Newborn Nursery

 1 Block

Pediatric Outpatient

 1 Block

Adult Emergency Medicine

 1 Block

General Surgery

 1 Block
Obstetrics
 2 Blocks

Sports Medicine

 1 Block

Family medicine Practice

 1 Block
Elective
 1 Block

PGY-2

Adult Inpatient 3 Blocks
Orthopedics 1 Block

Adult Emergency Medicine

 1 Block

Medical Intensive Care

 1 Block

Pediatric outpatient

 1 Block

Pediatric Inpatient

 1 Block

Family Medicine Practice

 3 Blocks
Elective
 1 Block

Nursing Home

 Longitudinal

Community Medicine

 Longitudinal

PGY-3

Family Medicine Practice
 2 Blocks

Adult Inpatient

 1 Block
Cardiology
 1 Block
Gynecology
 1 Block

Surgical Subspecialties

 1 Block
Geriatrics
 1 Block
Dermatology
 1 Block

Health Systems Management

 1 Block
Electives
 2-3 Blocks

Nursing home

 Longitudinal

Community Medicine

 Longitudinal