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Curriculum

FIRST YEAR
First-year residents spend much of the year rotating through different services of the hospital and clinics with residents spending one to two sessions a week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.

Orientation: Begins mid-June and lasts for two weeks.

Year One Schedule (July 1):

Rotation
Anesthesia Radiology
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Inpatient Teaching Service
Inpatient Teaching Service
Inpatient Teaching Service
Intensive Critical Care
Obstetrics Newborn
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/ Otorhinolaryngology (split month)
Pediatrics Inpatient
Pediatrics Outpatient
Psychiatry Behavioral Health

SECOND YEAR
During the second year there is an increasing focus on ambulatory care, with residents spending two to four sessions a week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.

Residents also serve as supervisory residents on the inpatient teaching service.

Year Two Schedule (July 1):

Rotation
Cardiology
Elective
Elective
Emergency Medicine
Inpatient Teaching Service
Inpatient Teaching Service
Obstetrics Newborn
Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Pediatrics Outpatient
Pediatrics Inpatient
Practice Management
Rheumatology

THIRD YEAR
The third year curriculum is almost entirely focused on ambulatory care. Residents spend two to four sessions a week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Residents spend more time in a leadership role with clinic teams.

Year Three Schedule (July 1):

Rotation
Elective
Elective
Elective
Family Medicine Residency Clinic
Geriatrics
Gynecology
Inpatient Teaching Service
Ophthalmology / Urology (split month)
Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
Podiatry Wound Care
Population health

Specialty Tracks:

Sports Medicine Track Curriculum:

  • Provides residents with the skills and knowledge needed to become competent and proficient when caring for musculoskeletal injuries in their practice
  • Offers experience with procedures such as casting and splinting, joint injections, exercise stress testing and athletic team coverage
  • Prepares residents for a future sports medicine fellowship position
  • Incorporates American Medical Society for Sports Medicine U.S. curriculum, athletic event coverage, University Hospital’s (Cleveland, Ohio) concussion protocol
  • Priority fracture call for sports track residents
  • Provides casting CME credit

Emergency Medicine Track Curriculum

  • Utilizes the Foundations in Emergency Medicine curriculum adopted by many emergency medicine (EM) residencies across the nation. While the education and curriculum does not replace training at an EM residency, this resource is provided along with supplemental EM rotations, EM shifts and EM didactics in order to train EM track residents to be proficient as a rural EM physicians and to be well prepared for an EM fellowship
  • Requires Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) - covered with second year educational expenses
  • Presents a pipeline to moonlighting

Hospitalist Medicine Track Curriculum

  • Self-study curriculum using Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Yearly hospital medicine procedural training (one weekend)
    • Intubations, central venous catheter (CVC), thoracentesis, paracentesis, etc.
    • Procedural training goals
    • Dedicated daily inpatient rounds starting in second year
    • Capped at two patients
    • Electives for internal medicine at Norman Regional, OSU, St. Anthony’s in Tulsa
    • Emphasis on Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine (OMM), if interested
    • Ample opportunities for Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment (OMT)
    • Emphasis on obstetrics and women’s health available
    • Curriculum tailored to resident goal and can be very comprehensive

Comprehensive Didactics, Journal Club, Book Club (FP Essentials + First Aid for Family Medicine)

  • Harvard Family Medicine Didactic Lectures Grant
  • Extensive procedural through National Procedure Institute including point of care ultrasound (POCUS), hospitalist procedures, outpatient clinic procedures
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS/NRP
  • Opportunities for ATLS and difficult airway course
  • State-of-the-art, multi-context simulation lab on-site for emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine, hospitalist medicine skills training in real time with feedback from a supportive team

Longitudinal Experiences:
Family Medicine Residency Clinic, including but not limited to nursing home and home visits.

Away elective:
A one-block away elective may be granted to residents in good academic standing at the discretion of the program director. Residents will be responsible for any costs associated with travel and housing for an away elective.

Electives may also include any additional experience on the core rotations as desired in preparation for future practice.

Moonlighting:
Moonlighting is encouraged, but not required, during the second and third years of training. Moonlighting must be approved by the program director.