The first-year resident, supervised by appropriate family physicians or specialists, is responsible for managing the patients admitted to the teaching services. Outpatient clinics in several of these disciplines complement inpatient care, providing a well-rounded experience. Family Medicine faculty and internists supervise the medical service team, which includes residents from all three years. Family physicians and staff specialists supervise residents on obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery rotations. First-year residents spend one-half to two days per week in the Family Medicine Center caring for their patients.
Second and third-year residents spend increasing amounts of time in the Family Medicine Center. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the skills required to manage patients in an office setting. A wide variety of elective experiences are available. Additionally, residents spend time with our Behavioral Science faculty throughout their three year residency.