Our Curriculum

In our program, you will gain a breadth of experience to prepare you for your work as a Family Medicine physician. Together, we offer a curriculum that seeks to equip our resident physicians with the necessary skills to provide compassionate and quality patient care.

The Basics

  • Block Schedules
    • 13 Rotations per PGY
  • Full-Spectrum
  • Innovative
  • Inpatient Strong

Orientation

  • First block of residency
  • Bus ride 
    • Experience for yourself limitations in many of the Social Determinants of Health 
  • Opportunity to work on the inpatient service with a limited caseload
  • Introduction to clinic with senior resident assistance and oversight
  • Review of common conditions in Family Medicine
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP

Our Thoughts on Rotations

Our Longitudinal Curricula

  • Behavioral Health
    • One-on-one instruction with our behavioral psychologist 
    • Agenda-setting, communication, motivational interviewing and more
  • Continuity Clinic
    • Located in the Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
    • PGY1: 2 half days per week
    • PGY2: 3 half days per week
    • PGY3: 5 half days per week
  • Didactics
    • 4+ Hours Didactics per Week
      • Time protected as able
    • 4 Weeks Didactics per Block
      • Every Thursday AM
    • 18 Month Topic Rotation
      • See it all twice!
    • Monthly Topics
      • Ethics and Humanities
      • Grand Rounds 
      • Journal Club
      • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
    • Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
      • Integrated into didactics
      • Butterfly ultrasounds used in clinic and on the inpatient service
  • Family Medicine Service
    • PGY 1
      • 3 Blocks
      • Gain experience in admissions, daily patient care and discharges
      • Progressive independence
    • PGY 2
      • 3 Blocks
      • Independently manage the service with confidence
      • Supervise interns and medical students
    • PGY 3
      • 2 Blocks
      • Serve as Chief of Service
      • Organize patient care
      • Organize resident and medical student education
  • Geriatric Medicine
    • Collaborate with the local Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) organization, Senior Care Partners
    • Admit and manage PACE patients on FMS
  • Maternity Care
    • Manage antenatal and postpartum patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings
    • Manage intrapartum care, including inductions

Our Rotations

  • PGY 1
    • Emergency Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • ICU
      • Manage critically ill patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics
      • Both inpatient and outpatient rotations in pediatrics
    • Public Health
      • Explore the role of the public health system
      • Participate in community outreach events
  • PGY 2
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
      • Experience with inpatient, outpatient, home-based and residential palliative care and Hospice
    • Pediatrics
    • Practice Management
      • Master outpatient billing and coding
      • Gain awareness of the inner workings of the office
      • Participate in community outreach
  • PGY 3
    • Dermatology
    • Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Otolaryngology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Urology

Our Electives

  • Number of Elective Blocks Per PGY
    • PGY2: 3 blocks
    • PGY3: 5 blocks
  • Create Your Own
    • Any required rotation
    • Make one from scratch
      • Put together your own curriculum
      • May be on site or away
      • International opportunities including Canada 
  • Established Electives
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Endocrinology
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Mackinac Island Medical Center
    • Madagascar Tropical Medicine (link to international rotation page)
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    • Palliative Medicine
      • Advanced Illness Management Service (AIMS)
    • Peru Global Medicine (link to international rotation page)
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Podiatry
    • Practice Audition
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Research
    • Rheumatology
    • Rural Family Medicine
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Urgent Care
    • Urogynecology

Our Hospital Partners