In your first residency year, you can expect to spend 1-2 months on each specialty of Family Medicine, including OB, Gynecology, inpatient and outpatient Pediatrics, Community Medicine and inpatient Surgery to name a few. You'll spend about 8 hours in-office during PGY-1 and also participate in a Birth Workshop.
As a second-year resident, you'll rotate through Family Medicine specialties like Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and Pulmonology. You can expect to see patients in the office about 12 hours per week as well as learning practice management. During PGY-2, you will also complete Centering for Pregnancy training.
In the third year of our Family Medicine residency, you will work in some specialties like Psychiatry, Dermatology, ENT and get to select 4 months of elective areas, plus spend about 15-20 hours in the office. Electives could include Gastroenterology, Anesthesiology, OBGYN, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Rheumatology, Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Oncology, International Health, Research and many more.
During your residency, life support certifications will be obtained in BLA, ACLS, PALS, NALS, ALSO. Residents are given the opportunity to perform and become proficient in several procedures, including, but not limited to:
- EKG interpretation
- Holter monitor interpretation
- Skin procedures (biopsy, excision)
- Joint aspiration and injection
- Obstetrical care and delivery
- Foreign body removal
- Pulmonary function testing
- Endometrial biopsy