In addition to regularly scheduled rounds and conferences offered
by the specialty services through which the residents rotate, the
following rounds and conferences are organized by the program:
A core curriculum of ambulatory care topics is taught over a
two-year cycle. These conferences address common problems seen in
the Family Physician's office as well as preventive medicine,
child development, problems of adolescence, pregnancy, and aging.
Family Medicine Ward Rounds and Morning Report
Family Medicine Center patients requiring hospitalization are
admitted to the Family Medicine Service at Providence. The ward
team is composed of a first, second, and third year resident and
Family Medicine faculty member. The team provides day-to-day care
for our patients. In addition to conducting daily morning report
and teaching rounds, the faculty lead regular in-depth case
discussions with the residents.
These resident run conferences are held at the Fort Lincoln
Family Medicine Center and provide an interactive discussion of
timely Family Medicine topics in an informal setting over lunch.
Evening Report is held daily at the Family Medicine Center
following the afternoon office session. These sessions are an
opportunity for presentation and discussion of interesting
clinical problems encountered that day, as well as opportunity
for discussion of various management options among faculty and
Journal Club is a resident-led, faculty facilitated discussion
about a paper and clinical question chosen by the resident. The
conference fosters evidence-based medicine skills and a critical
reading of the medical literature.
Resident Well-Being Conferences
These allow residents the opportunity to provide peer support and
to discuss various aspects of the residency and patient care in
both structured and unstructured forums. The discussions are led
by residency faculty.
Resident and Faculty Retreats
Semi-annual retreats are held at an off-site location to allow
the residents and faculty to participate in the ongoing review
and enhancement of various aspects of the residency program and
the Family Medicine Center. Team building activities are also an
integral part of these retreats.