There sometimes seems to be an impossible amount of training to
fit into a family medicine residency, despite our department's
commitment to making it as flexible as possible. There is
flexibility in many of the set rotations, but more than that,
residents have six elective months completely open to any
experience they would like to create. Having a large number of
electives will allow residents to "track" in areas of interest;
having the flexibility to place one of these electives in the
intern year allows residents to embark on their tracks early in
We are in the process of designing tracks (Sports Medicine, OB,
Geriatrics, Rural Ready) to help residents get the experiences
they desire. Residents may also use this time do away electives.
We are also planning for 1 1/2 medicine subspecialty selectives
to be done during the three years of training, as well as a
Community Medicine selective, with options such as rural
training, Preventive Medicine, or a Health Department rotation.
Again, a priority of the curriculum is to allow individuals to
tailor their residency to fit their goals upon graduation.
Learn more about the Family Practice Curriculum