Family Medicine Residency Program - Curriculum
The curriculum for Mercy Memorial Hospital System Family Medicine Residency Program is designed to provide comprehensive training for the resident-physician in all components necessary to fulfill the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for Family Medicine. At the heart of this education, through all rotations and experiences, the importance of the patient-physician relationship viewed in the context of the family, is valued and nurtured.
- Human Behavior and Mental Health: In PGY-2 there is a two week inpatient and ambulatory psychiatric experience. In addition, there is longitudinal education for residents in the care of their own continuity psychiatric patients at the Family Medicine Center. Residents will be working under the close supervision of the program behavioralist and core family medicine faculty.
- Dermatology: Apart from experiences in the Family Medicine Center, residents throughout their PGY-2 and PGY-3 year will be assigned periodically with dermatologists who provide in-depth training in the diagnosis and management of dermatologic conditions.
- Community Medicine: Residents will have both a structured block rotation and an ongoing longitudinal component at various sites within Monroe County, including the free clinic for the working uninsured of Monroe County, as part of their Community Medicine rotation.
- Management of Health Systems: A variety of topics pertaining to practice management and leadership instruction is provided within the three years of residency through didactics, business and team meetings, in small group sessions and individual encounters with educators and leaders in the community.
- Care of the Older Patient: During the three years of training, residents gain insight into the complexities of care of the older patient within the Family Medicine Center (Geriatric Assessment sessions) as well as in the hospital setting. Additionally, they participate with the faculty geriatrician and other core family medicine faculty in clinical rounds, at long-term care facilities and the home.