Curriculum Highlights

Core Content

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The curriculum includes all the core requirements for family medicine residency programs. Over the three-year training, our residents complete 28-32 weeks of inpatient adult medicine, 16 weeks labor and delivery, 4 weeks surgery, 20-24 weeks pediatrics, 8 weeks ER and 12 weeks electives. 8-10 weeks of night float that includes medicine and pediatrics inpatient responsibilities. Residents also spend generous amount of time in all three years in continuity clinics serving our diverse patient population.


Multi-site Training

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Our residency offers training in multiple sites within our community. Besides our home institutions of Doctors Medical Center and the multi-clinic Stanislaus Health Services Community Health System, residents gain experience at collaborating institutions such as Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Offices.


Night Float

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Residents join the night float team for 4 weeks each academic year; 4-6 weeks in PGY2, and 4-6 weeks in PGY3. The team, consisting of one member of the PGY2 and PGY3 class, and PGY1 on weekends, covers medicine, pediatrics, and ICU. Senior members provide support and teaching to more junior members as all residents increase their skills and autonomy.


Self-directed Learning and Didactics

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Faculty join residents for a half day weekly of didactics & interactive learning. Residents enhance their learning in basic knowledge and practice management by completing on-line curricular tasks and self-directed learning modules.


Family Medicine Center

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Our state-of–the-art Paradise Medical Office features fully-equipped procedure rooms, electronic medical records, and live one-on-one video precepting.


Primary Care Research

Primary Care Research

Each resident works closely with our faculty mentor to create and publish an evidence-based clinical inquiry, plus one additional scholarly project. In addition, each clinic team completes a quality improvement project over the course of each academic year. Residents are encouraged to present findings at our Annual Scholarly Forum and other local or regional forums.


Areas of Concentration

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Our curriculum allows residents to tailor elective time to the pursuit of a specialty focus within family medicine such as obstetrics, geriatrics, hospital medicine, global health, GI procedures, etc. Residents work closely with a designated mentor in the area of concentration and the fulfillment of the training plan is certified in the final training letter.


Group Care

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Residents can choose to learn the theory and technique involved with successful group patient care. Our family medicine clinic, currently hosts patients in interactive empowering group visits facilitated by residents, for both diabetes and prenatal care.