Curriculum

Our large, full-time faculty of 64 in the core disciplines will teach and supervise you directly throughout our comprehensive curriculum of topics, including cardiology, community medicine, EKG, emergency medicine, ENT, family medicine, geriatrics, hospital service, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, practice management, psychiatry, radiology, rural medicine, sports medicine, surgery, urology, and ventilator management.

Learning Objectives

  • Competence in the biological and psychosocial care of patients of all ages
  • Learn a treatment approach that is comprehensive, continuous, and caring
  • Teach family dynamics and community interactions in the treatment of patients
  • Develop health-assessment and preventive-medicine skills, and encourage residents’ roles as educators in the medical community
  • Enhance residents’ skills in the practice of medicine

Inpatient Experience

Our program has a strong inpatient component. We have an active inpatient service allowing for high-level care of our patients. This includes a thriving critical care component with open ICUs at DCH Regional Medical Center. Our typical inpatient census is 10 to 12 patients for each family medicine team. Residents routinely see acute care, urgent care, and chronic health issues.

Outpatient Experience

New residents are assigned their own panel of patients, the size of which increases over their time in residency. Family medicine faculty are always available for consultation. In a half-day clinic, interns will see two to three patients, PGY-2s will see eight to 10 patients, and PGY-3s will see 10 to 12 patients.

Available outpatient experiences include:

  • Dermatological Procedures
  • EKG Stress Tests
  • Internal medicine
  • Joint Injections
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Patient care is supported by:

  • A full-service laboratory
  • Radiologic services
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Stress Test

Patient care is also supported by patient education, dietetic services, and social services.

Didactics

Residents meet every Tuesday afternoon from 12:15 pm to 4:15 pm for lectures and workshops from specialists in their respective disciplines. We have a morning report on the inpatient services at least three days a week. Journal Club is held monthly during Tuesday didactics. Formal didactics are supported with numerous resources, including online courses and modules.

We have lectures most Tuesdays on a variety of healthcare topics.

CME

The College of Community Health Sciences offers free CME activities frequently; check our schedule for more information.