RESIDENCY - Department of Family & Community Medicine

Curriculum

...broad range of experiences are available.

  • 5 months on Family Medicine Inpatient Service
  • 2 months of Night Float Service
  • 2 months of Outpatient Family Medicine
  • 2 months of Family Medicine Practice Management
  • 1 months of Family Medicine Maternity service
  • 1 month of Ambulatory Procedures
  • 2 months of Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • 2 months of Geriatrics (inpatient)
  • 2 months of Musculoskeletal/Orthopedics
  • 2 months of Emergency Medicine
  • 2 months of Surgery (inpatient/outpatient)
  • 2 months of Obstetrics
  • 1 month each of Behavioral Science, Gynecology, Newborn Nursery, Cardiology, CCU, EEU, NICU, Community Medicine and Inpatient Pediatrics
  • Electives

Community Oriented Primary Care Projects (COPC)
All residents participate in one of our COPC projects.  Residents are given protected time in a longitudinal fashion to participate. Family Medicine faculty members are  the team leaders for the projects, which provide an excellent forum to mentor residents.  Several residents have used their work on the COPC projects as an opportunity to develop a presentation for state, national, and  international meetings. Visit the COPC website for more information.

 

Conferences
The Department of Family Practice holds many conferences.  On Wednesday afternoons, all residents gather for didactic training which includes lectures, workshops, self-directed learning, and other scholarly sessions.  The series is designed to present the "Core Curriculum" for the Residency Program over the three years and to prepare the residents for practice and for the board exam. In addition, many other conferences are available on the Health Science Center campus. Other conferences include:

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  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Science Seminars
  • Journal Club
  • Evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal
  • Resident scholarly "Works in Progress"
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Practice Management Seminars
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychosocial Case Conferences
  • Geriatrics
  • Maternity

Physician Wellness

We offer Physician Wellness sessions regularly throughout the year. These sessions are driven by the needs and requests of the residents. The Physician Wellness curriculum addresses the doctor's physicial health, professional satisfaction, financial stability, social support, emotional health, and spiritual well-being.

 

Residents are also invited to participate in a variety of residency and departmental committees, including Resident Selection, Family Practice Maternity Service, Family Practice Inpatient Services, and one clinical practice meeting. Additionally, residents participate in institutional committees of the University of Texas Health Science Center such as the Graduate Medical Education Committee and Housestaff Council.