New Curriculum 2012
The new curriculum will include all the core requirements for family medicine residency programs. Over the three-year training, our resident will complete 36 weeks of inpatient adult medicine, 4 weeks adult ICU, 16 weeks labor and delivery, 8 weeks surgery, 16 weeks pediatrics, 6 weeks ER and 37 weeks selectives. 12 weeks of night float includes all inpatient responsibilities. Resident also spend generous amount of time in continuity clinics serving our diverse patient popluation
Our new 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.
Residents join the night float team for 4 weeks each academic year. The team, consisting of one member of the PGY2 and PGY3 class, covers medicine, pediatrics, and ICU. Senior members provide support and teaching to more junior members as all residents increase their skills and autonomy. PGY1 residents begin exposure to night float in the spring.
Self-directed Learning and Didactics
Faculty join residents for a half day weekly of didactics & interactive learning. Residents enhance their portfolio by completing on-line curricular tasks and self-directed learning modules.
Family Medicine Center
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
Each resident works closely with our faculty mentor to create and implement a practice-based inquiry pertinent to quality of care. Our new electronic medical records system enables extraction of customized patient-related data. Residents are encourage to present findings at local or regional forums.
Inpatient care in performed in shifts, with a day ward team signing out directly to the night float team, creating roughly 12 hour shifts. Thus, residents are only placed on "call" to cover weekends and holidays, rotating evenly among residents. That’s right: no “call” except weekends and holidays! Only on labor and delivery do senior residents work for a 24-hour shift, once weekly.
Areas of Concentrations
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.
Residents can choose to learn the theory and technique involved with successful group patient care. Our family medicine clinic, currently hosts pregnant patients in interactive empowering group visits facilitated by residents, for diabetes and prenatal care.