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Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

The following curriculum overview represents what is required of our residents; it is not all-inclusive nor does it list all academic performance measures or graduation standards. Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program reserves the right to temporarily restructure resident duties for those with acute illness, injury, or other circumstances of a temporary nature.

Our comprehensive residency program is three years in length. Resident physicians will be prepared with extensive medical knowledge and patient care experiences allowing a high level of competence and confidence. Training in and achievement of the six ACGME competencies will extend to practice opportunities and continued learning in new areas of practice. We challenge you to reach new confidence levels across the wide spectrum of care in the areas listed below.

  • Medicine skills: Provide full-spectrum medical care for patients in multiple settings; including outpatient, inpatient, and long-term care.
  • Obstetrics: Deliver babies and care for them, assist in/perform cesarean sections, and perform ultrasound exams.
  • Pediatrics: Care for newborns and toddlers, well and sick children and provide guidance for adolescents.
  • Orthopedics: Interpret X-rays, evaluate and set fractures, and manage patients until full function is restored.
  • Psychosocial training: Provide counseling and intervene with patients with anxiety and  mood disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions across the lifespan.
  • Geriatrics: Perform geriatric assessments, design a rehabilitation program, and prepare to manage a nursing home.
  • Sports medicine: Make specific injury-related diagnoses, and plan appropriate rehabilitation.
  • Practice Management and Leadership: Gain expertise in documenting, billing and coding patient records, how to be a medical director of a family medicine clinic, put financial controls in place, interpret reports and lead innovation.
  • Community-oriented practice: Interpret practice specific data, develop programs and services, improve the quality of care, and accurately document progress.
  • Evidence-based Medicine: Stay up-to-date on current trends and implement best practices so patients receive proven methods of care.
  • Systems-based practice: Lead, measure and improve quality, implement system innovations, and document performance.
  • Milestone-based evaluations: Systems to help you track and document your skills to support full-spectrum privileges after graduation.

First Year

One to two half days per week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.

 

FM Outpatient

Inpatient

Orthopedics

Obstetrics

ER

4 weeks

12-16 weeks*

4 weeks

8 weeks

4 weeks

Pediatrics Inpatient

Pediatrics Outpatient

Surgery Inpt & Outpt

Sports Medicine

 

4 weeks

4 weeks*

4 weeks

4 weeks

 

*DEPENDENT UPON SCHEDULE SELECTION

Second Year

Three to four half days per week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.


Practice Care Leadership & Management

Inpatient Medicine

Behavioral Health Medicine

ICU

4 weeks

8-12 weeks*

4 weeks

4 weeks

Gynecology

NICU

Geriatrics

Electives

4 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks*

ObstetricsOutpatient Pediatrics
Dermatology 
4-8 weeks
4-8 weeks*
4 weeks 

*DEPENDENT UPON SCHEDULE SELECTION

Third Year

Four to five half days per week in the Family Medicine Residency Clinic.


Primary Care Leadership & Management

Inpatient Medicine

Urology

ER2

Electives

4 weeks

4-6 weeks

2 weeks

4 weeks

8 weeks

Cardiology

Community Medicine

Pediatric ER

Ophthalmology

ENT

4 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks

2 weeks

2 weeks

*DEPENDENT UPON SCHEDULE SELECTION

Electives

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Asthma/Allergy
  • Direct Primary Care
  • GI
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • OMT
  • Palliative Care/Hospice
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Practice Management
  • Rheumatology
  • Rural Health
  • Trauma Surgery

Questions about the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program?

If you have questions about the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program, please contact our Residency Coordinator.