Full Scope Practice
...to better prepare family physicians for the future.
Each resident spends one four-week block in the ambulatory procedures block which affords training in minor surgery, vasectomies, colposcopies, circumcisions, and other common outpatient procedures under the supervision of family medicine faculty.
Over the course of his or her residency, each resident completes five four-week blocks learning inpatient medicine at University Hospital. Our hospitalist rotations are supervised by Family Medicine faculty members.
The department is proud to be a Hartford Center of Excellence for Geriatric Education. The curriculum in geriatrics is strong and is taught by family medicine faculty. In addition, residents who wish specialized training or even a Master's in Gerontology, are invited to take advantage of additional specialized training, mentorship, travel to meetings, and so forth through the Hartford grant support.
Each resident spends two four-week blocks in an ambulatory pediatrics rotation. During these rotations, residents gain experience in well-child checks, pediatric acute care visits and other common outpatient health problems of children. In addition to ambulatory pediatrics, residents also spend four weeks on an inpatient pediatric services, four weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit, and four weeks in the newborn nursery.
Our program's maternity care curriculum takes advantage of multiple teaching sites. Residents care for moms and babies and perform deliveries and newborn care under the supervision of family medicine faculty. The rotation includes time in community pre-natal clinics.
Residents in our program enjoy both a block and longitudinal experience in the area of behavioral science taught by family medicine faculty.