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. We offer residents the personal, intimate, small-team experience within our five clinics, plus all the opportunities of a large clinical system. We prepare residents for their future careers with increased training in population health, team-based care, leadership, information management, behavioral medicine, maternity care and inpatient care. We offer our residents:

  • Full-spectrum maternity 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
  • Significantly more elective time to explore interests in global health, care of women and children, comprehensive medicine, rural health, or academics and research
  • A balance of tertiary care training and educational 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.