Curriculum 2017-06-27T16:40:42+00:00

Our Patients

The patient population is predominately low-income and underinsured/uninsured: the working poor. You will be exposed to problems common and unique to underserved populations and you will provide primary care to these individuals. Because of their poor access to care, you will encounter very ill patients with long neglected medical needs. You will be guided carefully through an abundance of organic and social pathology and you will have ample opportunity to practice those skills that you need to become an outstanding physician.

Curriculum

Service Length Night Shifts

Family Medicine Inpatient 2 months N/A
Internal Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks N/A
Medical ICU 1 month night float
Pediatric Inpatient 1 month night float
Nursery 1 month night float
Obstetrics 6 weeks night shifts-4 weeks
Community Medicine 2 weeks N/A
Surgery (trauma & ortho) 2 weeks each 2-3
ED Observation unit 2 weeks 4-5
Pediatric Development 1 month N/A
Vacation 2 x 2 weeks N/A
Continuity Clinic 1 x week N/A
Service Length Overnight Call

Family Medicine Inpatient 6 weeks Q 5- 6
Obstetrics 1 month N/A
Neurology & Orthopedics 2 month Q4-7
Pediatric Emergency Room 1 month N/A
Psychiatry 1 month *
Women’s Health 1 month *
Cardiology 1 month *
Continuity  Pediatrics Clinic 6 month 1 session/week
Family Medicine Night Float 2 weeks M-F 6pm-7:30am
Geriatrics/COPC 1 month *
Elective 1 month *
Vacation 2 x 2 weeks N/A
* FM x-cover call 3 months Q5-7
Continuity Clinic 3 half-days / week N/A
Service Length Overnight Call

Family Medicine Inpatient 2 weeks Q5- 6
Resident Clinic Director 1 month *
Ambulatory Surgery 1 month Q5-7 (FM Cross-cover)
Procedure Clinic 1 month *
Adult Emergency Medicine 1 month N/A
HIV/Community Medicine 1 month *
ENT/Ortho/Urology/Optho Clinic 2 months *
Sports Medicine 1 month *
Family Medicine Night Float 2 weeks M-F 6pm-7:30am
Dermatology 1 month *
Electives 2 months *
Vacation  2 x 2 weeks *
* FM x-cover call 2 months Q5-7
 Continuity Clinic  4 half-days/week  N/A

This program exists in order to assist you in your quest to become a physician. In the process, you will become a lifelong learner and an activist for social change. You will learn how to define your own educational and social needs and you will be offered the opportunity to become active in setting the program’s educational and social priorities; you will become a co-owner of the program. In the process of learning how to teach, you will become a better learner and you will be enhanced with leadership skills in preparation for your future role in the community.

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