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Family Medicine Residency Curriculum*

First Year

 
Family Medicine office hours: At least 1 half day per week every inpatient rotation and 3-5 half days per week on outpatient rotations Year Round
Practice Management 1 block
Family Medicine Inpatient Service 3 blocks
Intensive Care Unit 1 block
Emergency Trauma Center 1 block
Surgery 1 block
Geriatrics 0.5 block
Outpatient OB/GYN 1 block
Newborn Nursery 0.5 block
Pediatric Inpatient Service 2 blocks
Pediatric Night Float 1.5 blocks

Second Year

 
Family Medicine office hours: At least 1 half day per week every inpatient rotation and at least 5 half days per week on outpatient rotations Year Round
Family Medicine Inpatient Service 2 blocks
Family Medicine Night Float or Pediatric Night Float 1.5 blocks
Emergency Trauma Center 1 blocks
Geriatrics 0.5 block
Obstetrics 2 blocks

Pediatric Inpatient Service (function as supervising resident)

1 block
Outpatient Orthopedics 1 block
Outpatient ENT/Urology 1 block
Outpatient Cardiology 1 block
Psychiatry 1 block
Elective 1 block

Third Year

 

Family Medicine office hours: At least 1 half day per week every inpatient rotation and at least 5 half days per week on outpatient rotations

Year Round
Family Medicine Inpatient Service 2 blocks
Family Medicine Night Float 1 block
Colorectal/Gastroenterology 1 block
Neurology/Ophthalmology 1 block
Outpatient Surgery 1 block
Dermatology 1 block
Rheumatology/Sports Medicine 1 block
Practice Management 1 block
Electives 2 blocks
Also available within the curriculum: Geriatrics track and Sports Medicine track

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. Residents will have 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 engages 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

Sports medicine interested residents will be:

  • Paired with Dr. Fidler for faculty mentorship and advising.
  • 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. 
  • Allowed to provide sideline coverage for Jenkintown football games.
  • Offered the chance to cover at multiple mass participation events.
  • Asked to help with Mass Pre-participation physical exams for Jenkintown and Wissahickon 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. 
  • Covering Jenkintown football games. Resident time for game coverage is paid. 
  • Provided with networking opportunities with fellowship directors.
  • Offered the chance to cover multiple mass participation events. 
  • Asked to help with the Mass pre-participation physical exams at Jenkintown and Wissahickon.

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.
  • Organizing and participating in football coverage for Jenkintown. Residents time for game coverage is paid. 
  • Offered opportunities for Networking with fellowship directors
  • Offered the chance to cover mass participation events.

*Curriculum is revised annually.