Family Medicine Curriculum

  • A day in the life of a family medicine resident.

    Family Medicine Curriculum Memorial HealthThe American Board of Family Medicine requires three years of residency training to include the following educational components:

    • Overall educational goals for the program
    • Competency-based goals and objectives for each assignment at each educational level
    • Regularly scheduled didactic sessions
    • Delineation of resident responsibilities for patient care, progressive responsibility for patient management, and supervision of residents over the continuum of the program
    • Integration of the ACGME competencies into the curriculum:
          • patient care
          • medical knowledge
          • practice-based learning and improvement
          • interpersonal and communications skills
          • professionalism
          • systems-based practice
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    Abrar Ismail, M.D., (PGY-3), discusses his family medicine residency experience.

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    Kimberly Pickens, M.D., (PGY-3), talks about resident learning and teaching.

    The program focuses on the following core principles of family medicine:

    • continuity of care
    • family oriented comprehensive care experience
    • Family Medicine Center experience
    • medical/surgical experiences
    • inpatient experiences

    The curriculum includes the following required rotations: family medicine inpatient medicine; family medicine outpatient service; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics inpatient and outpatient, newborn nursery, and developmental pediatrics; cardiology inpatient and outpatient; nephrology; endocrinology; emergency medicine; ophthalmology; ear, nose, and throat; general surgery; orthopaedics and sports medicine; intensive care and critical care; psychiatry; dermatology; urology; practice management; rural practice (out of area); and family medicine chief of the inpatient team and family medicine chief of the outpatient service.