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Research Family Medicine Residency Program





Goal:  The goal of the didactic components of the residency program is to enhance, enrich and complement the residents’ experiences in addition to clinical rotations to provide a comprehensive learning experience.   


Components:  The following components constitute the didactic curriculum and may be referred to as “conferences” as a general term. Topics addressed in the didactic components are those most encountered in the practice of Family Medicine such as disease processes, preventive medicine and psychosocial issues.


  1. Required Conferences
    1. Daily noon conferences
    2. Procedures Curriculum & Workshops (4-5 times per year)
    3. Family Medicine Seminars (monthly, per PGY level)
    4. Family Medicine Friday Morning Conferences (weekly Friday)


  1. Required Longitudinal Orientations:
    1. R1 Office Longitudinal Orientation (concurrent with R1 Office Continuity clinic)
    2. Obstetrics/Newborn (when on service)
    3. Inpatient Family Medicine (when on service)
    4. Geriatrics (once monthly in R2 & R3 year)


  1. Enrichment Opportunities:
    1. Narrative Medicine (once month; noon)
    2. Academic Enhancement Program (AEP)
    3. Research Medical Center (RMC) Noon Hospital Conferences (daily M-F; enrichment)


  1. Required Scholarly Activities
    1. R1: Journal Club – (minimum of twice in academic year)
    2. R2: Quality Improvement project ; Journal Club (3 minimum)
    3. R3: Grand Rounds presentation; Journal Club (4 minimum, including one presentation)


  1. Rotation assignments:
    1. Selected Readings, where required
    2. Pre and post-tests, where required
    3. Radiology modules, where required


  1. Certification Workshops – per requirements of certifying agency