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We Strive To Offer a Challenging Curriculum that Balances Both Inpatient and Outpatient Medicine

Ample elective time is available to allow the resident to customize his or her experiences.

Curriculum Tracks

The McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to offer three specialty tracks for residents interested in pursuing a particular area of family medicine. The tracks will require the residents to devote three elective rotations to the area of interest, starting in first or second year. The resident will also attend a national conference in that specialty during their third year of residency.

Sports Medicine Track: Electives may include Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and Pediatric Orthopedics.  The resident will be required to attend some Saturday Injury Clinics and work as a "team doctor" for a variety of sporting events.

Hospitalist Track: Electives may include ICU, Medicine sub-specialties, procedures or rotations with Hospitalist staff at a McLeod faciility.

Geriatrics Track: Electives may include Geriatrics, Hospice/Palliative Care, Nursing Home Administration, Neurology, Psychiatry or others as approved by faculty.

International Medicine

McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program supports international medical missions. Dr. Walter Connor organizes trips to Honduras once or twice a year averaging ten days in length.  Other recent trips have included Romania, Rwanda, Peru and Haiti.

Resident Curriculum

Each academic year is divided into thirteen 4-week rotations. The last afternoon of each rotation is reserved for the End-of-Rotation Conference to allow resident feedback so that we can continually improve our program.

PGY I
Blocks
Children's Health2
Obstetrics2
Family Medicine In-Patient Teaching Service5
Emergency Medicine1.5
Surgery1
OB/Peds Night Float1.5
  
PGY IIBlocks
Family Medicine In-Patient Teaching Service2
Critical Care1
Cardiology1
Surgery1
SubSpecialty Pediatrics1
Procedures1
Sports Medicine0.5
Pediatric Orthopedics0.5
Practice Management0.5
ENT/URO1
Ambulatory Family Med/Community Medicine1
FMTS Night Float1.5
Hospice0.5
Women's Health0.5
  
PGY IIIBlocks
Office Pediatrics1
Orthopedics1
Family Medicine Teaching Service3
Development Pediatrics0.5
Pediatrics1
Dermatology0.5
Geriatrics0.5
Pharmacology0.5
Occupational Medicine0.5
Neurology0.5
Ophthalmology0.5
Electives3.5

Electives

Our electives include but are not limited to the following. If residents wish to design their own elective time other than on the electives listed below, they may do so with their advisors.

Administrative Medicine
Advanced Obstetrics
Allergy/Immunology
Behavioral Medicine 
Critical Care Medicine
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology
Evidence-based Medicine
Gastroenterology
Geriatrics
Hematology/Oncology
Infectious Disease
International Family Medicine
Neonatal Intensive Care
Nephrology Practice Management
Occupational Medicine
Orthopedics
Pharmacology
Procedures
Psychiatry
Pulmonary Medicine
Radiology
Rheumatology
Rural Medicine
Skilled Nursing Facility
Sports Medicine
Substance Abuse

Average On-Call Nights per year

First year residents take three 2-week blocks of Obstetrics and Pediatrics Night Float. They share weekend call for FMTS or OB/Peds depending on that resident's current rotation.

Second year residents take three 2-week blocks of Night Float. They also share weekend call when they are on the FMTS rotation.

Third year residents share weekend call for Family Medicine Teaching Service as backup for the first year residents. They also cover "Home Call"; covering outside calls from our patients and local nursing homes affiliated with the residency.

Average Patient Care Days Per Week

YearAverage Patient Care Days
I3 half days per week
II3 half days per week
III4 – 5 half days per week

Specialty Clinics

The following teaching clinics are conducted to enhance education. During each clinic, a specialist is present to offer unique insight into that field of medicine and the particular diseases encountered in the clinic:

  • Best Chance Women's Health Care -- monthly
  • Colposcopy -- monthly
  • Dermatology -- monthly
  • Obstetrics -- weekly
  • Colposcopy/GYN - monthly
  • Short-term counseling – second year rotation

 

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