Clinical Program

Urban Curriculum


It is the responsibility of all residents to review the curriculum objectives before and throughout a rotation. Residents should reflect on these as they relate to personal learning needs, in this way, maximizing learning opportunities. We also ask that preceptors be aware of the curriculum objective, and be able to discuss with their residents how best everyone benefits from any particular rotation or experience. The curriculum objectives are below and details are available on the Clinical Program Details page of the website.

Family Medicine Clinical Curriculum Guide

1st Year Curriculum

- Family Medicine Blocktime - 24 weeks (Women's Health Integrated)*
- Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
- CCU - 4 weeks
- Pediatrics - 8 weeks
- Emergency - 4 weeks
- Vacation - 4 weeks

*Westview Clinic: Blocktime is 32 weeks, Pediatrics and Women’s Health Integrated

One clinical half-day per week return to Family Medicine and one academic day per month throughout PGY1. Family Medicine clinical patient encounters range from 5 to 10 per half-day by graded responsibility in practices.

2nd Year Curriculum

In the second year, 20 weeks of family medicine block time may be spent with either urban or rural based community family physician(s). A minimum of 8 weeks of rural family medicine is required.

- Family Medicine -16-20 weeks (minimum 8 weeks rural)
- Geriatrics - 4 weeks
- Emergency - 4 weeks
- General Surgery - 4 weeks
- Musculoskeletal (MSK)  - 4 weeks
- Palliative Care - 2 weeks
- Psychiatry - 4 weeks
- Electives/Selectives - 6-12 weeks
- Vacation - 4 weeks

One clinical half-day per week return to Family Medicine and one academic day per month throughout PGY2. Family Medicine clinical patient encounters range from 10 to 20 per half-day (numbers vary and are site-specific) by graded responsibility in practices. Electives are chosen individually by each resident with the guidance of the resident's faculty advisor. 

Selectives can include:

- Obstetrics
- Intensive Care
- Primary Care Hospital Team
- Palliative Care
- Anesthesia
- Long Term Care
- Approved International/Global Health
- Palliative Care and Psychiatry may be integrated through two years

Optional Third Year Opportunities

For trainees who have completed the two-year program in family medicine, there are a number of positions available which provide up to twelve months of extra training for those wishing additional preparation for practice. This would most frequently involve additional skills training in anesthesia, obstetrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, etc., but may involve any discipline relevant to Family practice. A research fellowship at the Masters level is available.

The following four programs nationally are accredited by the CFPC:

- CFPC Program Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine
- CFPC Program Care of the Elderly
- CFPC Program Palliative Care
- CFPC Program Anesthesia
- CFPC Program Sport and Exercise Medicine