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Family Medicine Residency

MMC view from out in The Bay Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to enable residents to attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to work effectively as physicians in a variety of settings. We recognize that flexibility is a strength of Family Medicine. Our curriculum committee meets each month to continuously refine the educational experiences of the residency program. Professional Pathways are guides which allow residents to tailor their elective and other educational experiences to concentrate on one of several areas of interest, including rural health, adolescent health, maternal-child health, sports medicine or academic medicine.

 First Year 

 In the first year, the resident is provided with a solid foundation in the principles and practice of family medicine.

Rotations

 

Family Medicine Residency Orientation

  • Introduction to patient care, workshops, didactics, team building

1 month

Family Medicine Center

  • Full-time outpatient care of your continuity patients

1 month

FM Inpatient Service

  • Admit and manage adults, children and newborns
  • OB triage and postpartum rounding

2 months

Inpatient Pediatrics

  • "Bread and Butter" inpatient pediatrics

2 months

Obstetrics

  • Average 30-40 deliveries over 2 months
  • Supervised by family physicians and obstetricians

2 months

Cardiology

  • Inpatient care on medical cardiology floors and cardiac intensive care unit

1 month

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

  • Outpatient rotation in our busy sports med clinic
  • Community emergency room seeing orthopedic complaints
  • Sideline sports coverage

1 month

Emergency Medicine

  • Shift work in MMC's busy Emergency department
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Procedural experience

1 month

Geriatrics

  • MMC Geriatric Center, local nursing homes, home visits

1 month

FM Center Sessions:

  • 1-2 days per week

Call:

  • Orientation:  3 times/month
  • FM Service, Pediatrics, OB: 1 week of night float

Second Year 

During the second year of training, the resident grows more familiar with the community and the ambulatory practice of family medicine. 

Rotations

 

Family Medicine Center

  • Full-time outpatient care of your contiuity patients
  • Acute care visits
  • Procedure Clinics

1 month

FM Inpatient Service

  • Admit and manage adults, children and newborns
  • OB triage and postpartum rounding

3 months

Night Float

  • Admitting resident for FM service

1 month

Community and Integrative Medicine

  • All second years come together for a month of learning about our local community, cross-cultural care and alternative medicine practices

1 month

General Surgery

  • Mix of outpatient surgery office and minor surgery assisting, preop and postop care

2 months

Newborn

  • Rotate on the MMC Newborn Teaching service

1 month

Gynecology

  • Varied outpatient experiences at offices of private Gynecologists

1 month

Opthalmology

  • Outpatient rotation with ophthalmologists and optometrists

1 week

Addictions

  • Varied locations to participate in different levels of addiction treatment

1 week

ENT

  • Outpatient rotation with local ENT docs

2 weeks

Elective

1 month

 FM Center Sessions:

  • 1-2 days per week

Call:

  • Night Float: Approximately 20 nights per year, Sunday through Thursday
  • FP Service: 2 weekends per month, no weeknights
  • OB back-up call (for FMC patients): 18 nights over the year of home call 
  • During outpatient rotations, additional weekend/holiday coverage for FM Service divided among 2nd and 3rd year residents

Third Year  

The final year allows the resident to round out their education.  Each resident takes a leadership role in the program assigned to a standing committee. 

Rotations

 

Family Medicine Center

  • Full-time outpatient care of your continuity patients
  • Acute care visits
  • Procedure Clinics

1 month

FM Inpatient Service

  • Supervising resident on inpatient service
  • Daily teaching opportunities

2 months

Night Float

1 month

Outpatient Pediatrics

  • Rotate with private pediatricians and in MMC Peds Clinic

1 month

Emergency Medicine

  • Shift work as only resident at small community ER
  • Shift work in the Pediatric Wing of MMC's busy Emergency department

1 month

Orthopedics/Sports Medicine

  • Outpatient rotation in our busy sports med clinic
  • Community emergency room seeing orthopedic complaints
  • Sideline sports coverage
  • Increased procedural opportunities

1 month

General Surgery

  • Outpatient rotation with team of MMC surgeons for ambulatory surgeries

1 month

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

  • More in-depth exposure to alternative medicine practices

2 weeks

Urology

  • Outpatient rotation with local urology groups
  • Pedi urology experience

2 weeks

Dermatology

  • Mix of derm clinics at FMC and MMC and time with local dermatologists

1 month

Electives

2 months

FM Center Sessions:

  • 2-4 half days/ week

Call:

  • Night Float: Approximately 20 nights per year, Sunday through Thursday
  • Family Medicine Service: 2 weekends per month, no week nights
  • OB back-up call (for FMC patients):  18 nights over the year, home call

During outpatient rotations, additional weekend, holiday coverage for FM service divided among 2nd and 3rd year residents

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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