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Family Medicine Residency Curriculum*

First Year:

 
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
Pediatrics 2 blocks
Pediatric Night Float 1 block, divided into 2 weeks
Gyn 1 block
Family Medicine In-patient Service 3 blocks
Emergency Trauma Center 1 block
Surgery 1 block
Geriatrics 1 block
Family Medicine Center Office Hours:
One half day per week
 
Newborn Nursery 1/2  block
Practice Management 1/2  block
(two to three half days per week during
Family Medicine Center and Geriatrics rotations.)
 

Second Year:

 
Outpatient Cardiology 1 block
Pediatrics
(function as supervising resident)
1 block
Pediatric and FM Night Float 1 1/2 blocks, divided into 2 weeks
Obstetrics 2 blocks
Emergency Trauma Center 1/2  block
ENT/Urology 1 block
Orthopaedics 1 block
Family Medicine In-patient Service 2 blocks
Family Medicine Center/Community/STD 1 block
Geriatrics 1 block+ longitudinal
Psychiatry 1 block
Family Medicine Center Office Hours:
three half days per week
 

Third Year:

 
Colo/Rectal 1 block
Family Medicine Service
(function as supervising resident)
2 blocks
Pediatric and FM Night Float 1 block, divided into 2 weeks
Neurology & Ophthalmology 1 block
Family Medicine Center 1 block
Outpatient Surgery 1 block
Practice Management 1 block
Dermatology 1 block
Rheumatology/Sports Medicine 1 block
Geriatrics longitudinal
Electives 3 blocks
Also available within curriculum, Geriatrics tract and Sports Medicine tract.
Family Medicine Center Office Hours:
five half days per week while on outpatient rotation
 
The Geriatric Track:
The Geriatrics Track is designed to enhance the experience of residents interested in sharpening their skills and increasing their knowledge in Geriatrics regardless of their interest in pursuing a Geriatrics Fellowship. The track begins during first year and continues throughout residency.  The resident is paired with a faculty mentor with expertise in geriatrics and gains additional geriatric experience through longitudinal electives, elective rotations and geriatric conferences in order to increase exposure to unique geriatric patients and cases. The track is designed to engage the resident in many facets of geriatric medicine including medical directorships of long-term care facilities, wound care, palliative end-of-life care, as well as the general care and assessment of geriatric patients.
 
Sports Medicine Track:
All sports medicine interested residents will make their desire to go onto fellowship known at the time they decide that is the case.  If this is prior to their first day of residency they will preferentially be mentees with Dr. Chrusch.


Sports medicine interested interns will be:


  • Challenged to find interesting cases to submit for presentation at the National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine meeting. 
  • Encouraged to attend the National AMSSM meeting even if no case was accepted. 
  • Allowed to attend Jenkintown and Abington football games with upper year supervision if interest is present.
  • Expected to attend monthly Wednesday morning sports medicine case conferences as much as their schedule allows.
  • Offered the chance to cover the Philadelphia Triathlon and the Keystone State Games. 
  • Asked to help with Mass Pre-participation physical exams for Jenkintown School District.

Sports medicine interested second years will be:

  • Challenged to find interesting cases to submit for presentation at the National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine meeting. 
  • Encouraged to attend the National AMSSM meeting even if no case was accepted. 
  • Covering Jenkintown and Abington football games. A preference will be given to those expressing a sports medicine interest.  They will be paid 100 dollars a game. 
  • Offered other high school football game shadowing opportunities with either Abington orthopods or area sports medicine physicians if interest is present. 
  • Provided with networking opportunities with fellowship directors.
  • Offered the chance to cover the Philadelphia Triathalon and the Keystone State Games. 
  • Offered Orthopedic longitudinal electives if interest is present. 
  • Asked to help with the Mass pre-participation physical exams at Jenkintown
  • Asked attend the Side line coverage lecture series provided at AFM.
  • Asked to review the AMSSM fellowship application presentation: http://www.amssm.org/MemberFiles/AMSSMResidentPresentation2009.pdf

Sports medicine interested third years will be:

  • Encouraged to schedule away electives in the first half of their third year, preferably during interview season.
  • Asked to schedule an early Mentor meeting that will focus on the application process and reviewing the resident’s application.
  • Strongly encouraged to provide lectures on various sports medicine topics.
  • Offered the opportunity to direct the Wednesday morning case conference once a month with Dr. Chrusch.
  • Organizing football coverage for Jenkintown and Abington School Districts. 
  • Attending the Side line coverage lecture series provided at AFM. 
  • Providing coverage for Jenkintown and Abington football games.  They will be paid 100 dollars a game.  Preference will be given to residents expressing sports medicine interest.
  • Offered sideline coverage shadowing with either Abington orthopods or area sports medicine physicians if interest is present. 
  • Offered opportunities for Networking with fellowship directors
  • Offered the chance to cover the Philadelphia Triathalon and the Keystone State Games
*Revised Annually