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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 four 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.

Rural Office Track: Close to 50% of our graduates work in rural areas with independent office/hospital practice. Rural track electives might include rural site rotations, urgent care, and subspecialty experiences.

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 faculty 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 Resident Faculty Conference to allow resident feedback so that we can continually improve our program.

PGY IBlocks
Children's Health2
Family Medicine In-Patient Teaching Service5
Emergency Medicine1.5
Surgery - Operating Room0.5
OB/Peds Night Float1.5
Pediatric Emergency Room0.5
Total 13
PGY IIBlocks
Family Medicine In-Patient Teaching Service2
Critical Care1
Peds ER/Elective0.5
SubSpecialty Pediatrics1
Sports Medicine0.5
Pediatric Orthopedics0.5
Practice Management0.5
Urgent Care0.5
Rural Health1
FMTS Night Float1.5
Women's Health - GYN/Community Medicine1
Office Pediatrics1
Family Medicine Teaching Service3
Development Pediatrics0.5
Inpatient Pediatrics1
Occupational Medicine0.5
Neurology Inpatient0.5


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
Behavioral Medicine 
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Evidence-based Medicine
Hospitalist Medicine
Infectious Disease
International Family Medicine
Neonatal Intensive Care 
Occupational Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Rural Medicine
Skilled Nursing Facility
Sports Medicine
Substance Abuse
Urgent Care

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
I2 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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