Ample elective time is available to allow the resident to customize his or her experiences.
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.
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.
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. Click here to download the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum.
|Family Medicine Teaching Service||5|
|Surgery - Operating Room||0.5|
|Children's Health/ Obstetrics Night Float||1.5|
|Family Medicine Selective||0.5|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine|
|ICU - Choose One:|
|Family Medicine Teaching Service|
Family Med Teaching Service Night Float
2 Weeks Pediatric Orthopedics
2 Weeks Allergy, Cardiology, Genetics
|Surgery - Office||0.5|
|Community Medicine/Health Systems Management||0.5|
|Family Medicine Subspecialty Selective|
|Inpatient Children's Health||1|
2 Weeks Orthopedic office
1 Week splinting/casting
1 Week Healthsouth /PM&R
|Family Medicine Teaching Service||3|
|Evidence Based Medicine||0.5|
|Choose One: Inpatient or Outpatient|
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.
Critical Care Medicine
International Family Medicine
Neonatal Intensive Care
Skilled Nursing Facility
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
|Year||Average Patient Care Days|
|I||2 half days per week|
|II||3 half days per week|
|III||4 – 5 half days per week|
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