Residency Curriculum

Four-year curriculum

As a leader in family medicine, our four-year program is designed to prepare physicians for the rapidly changing health care landscape and growing complexity of patient care.

Previously part of the Length of Training Pilot, we will be transitioning to the AIRE (Advancing Innovation in Residency Education) program. With this next iteration of the 4-year residency, we will be incorporating advanced Graduate Medical Education experiences into our pre-existing model, using time as a variable to achieve mastery of specialized skills by the family medicine resident.

We offer our residents the opportunity to apply for an integrated fellowship to span their 3rd and 4th years. These include;

  1. Sports Medicine, which allows eligibility to obtain a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  2. Hospice and Palliative Medicine, which allows eligibility to obtain a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  3. Advanced Maternity Care with an option for in-depth C-Section training
  4. Clinical Leadership
  5. Comprehensive Family Medicine, which includes significant modifiable time in the 3rd and 4th years to allow for honing of specific skills and in-depth exploration of various interests, including but not limited to global health, gender affirming care, addiction medicine, reproductive health, and rural medicine.

We provide residents a personal; small-team experience within our five clinics, as well as the opportunities of a large academic health system. We prepare residents for their future careers with increased training in team-based care, leadership, population health, quality improvement, behavioral medicine, maternity and inpatient care. Our program is further strengthened by: 

  • A Family Medicine Department that has a rich history in residency innovation and full scope family medicine care.
  • Numerous opportunities to partner with our influential research faculty within focus areas such as health policy and population health, dissemination and implementation science, innovation and transformation, and medical education.
  • A balance of tertiary care training and education experiences in both community and rural settings.
  • A vibrant city rich in arts, environmental, recreational and culinary activities.

Clinic first curriculum

Our Clinic First curriculum alternates between two weeks of an inpatient rotation and two weeks of an outpatient rotation. With this model, residents are exposed to the in-depth care provided in the hospital while maintaining patient access and continuity of care in their home clinic. The more frequent change of rotation provides residents with regular days off as well as exposure to an array of faculty mentors. 

This curriculum is aimed at minimizing transitions, creating full days of education and limiting stretches of inpatient schedule demands while providing residents regular access to their patient panels, and ultimately increasing resident and patient wellness.