Facilities

Mercy Health Anderson Hospital

Anderson Hospital is a 286-bed acute care facility that has been awarded the Truven Top 100 Hospital recognition 12 times. The hospital is certified for joint and hip replacement, an accredited chest pain center and was recognized for stroke treatment by the AHA/ASA. The hospital provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services: ED, birthing center, comprehensive heart care, oncology, women’s health services, orthopedic and spine care.

Eastgatespring of Cincinnati

Eastgatespring of Cincinnati is the site for the longitudinal nursing home experience.

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health and is the site in Richmond, VA for the inpatient and ambulatory pediatric experience.

Block Schedule

Our rotational experiences have been developed to maximize education opportunities while allowing our residents to thrive personally. Our residents will integrate into educational teams and will be scheduled to minimize in-house, overnight call allowing personal wellness and resilience while maximizing educational experiences. The academic schedule consists of 13 four-week blocks.

PGY 1 Rotation Block

Duration

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 Rotation Block

Duration

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 Rotation Block

Duration

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 to 3 blocks

Nursing Home

Longitudinal

Community Medicine

Longitudinal

Electives

Allergy and Immunology

Radiology

Anesthesia

Pain Management

Cardiology

Pathology and Laboratory

Dermatology

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Endocrinology

Podiatry

Gastroenterology

Pulmonary Medicine

Hematology/Oncology

Rheumatology

Infectious Disease

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

Neurology

Practice Management

Occupational Medicine

Research Methods

Didactic Curriculum

Resident conferences will be scheduled weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 5 p.m. 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 members, 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 members 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 members 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.

Research and 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.