Curriculum

Curriculum

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PGY-1
PGY-1

The majority of the PGY-1 year is spent caring for patients in the hospital setting. Adult medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, maternity care and surgery are hospital-based experiences. The Family Medicine Service allows the first-year resident to participate in the inpatient management of Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency pateints.

Rotation Length

Community Medicine & Orientation

1 month

Internal Medicine

2 weeks

Emergency Medicine

1 month

Surgery

1 month

Musculoskeletal Medicine

1 month

Obstetrics

2 months

Pediatrics

2 months

Family Medicine Service

3 months

Acute Care (AC)

2 weeks

Med Select Elective 1 month

 

PGY-2
PGY-2

Although some of the rotations are similar to the first year of training, the responsibilities of the resident are more as a supervisor and teacher. In addition to the required hospital-based rotations, most rotations emphasize the outpatient management of common office problems.

Rotation Length

Dermatology

2 weeks

Neurosurgery

2 weeks

Practice Management

2 weeks

Family Medicine Preceptorship

2 weeks

Newborn Nursery

2 weeks

Cardiology

1 month

Med Select Elective

1 month

Surgery

1 month

Gynecology

1 month

Acute Care (AC)

1 month

Family Medicine Service

2 months

Elective

6 weeks
Emergency Medicine 2 weeks
Rural Medicine 1 month
Peds Ambulatory 6 weeks

 

PGY-3
PGY-3

The majority of the third year is spent in the outpatient setting. Additional maternity care experience may be available for those residents who want more obstetrical training.

Rotation Length

Gastroenterology

2 weeks

Urology

2 weeks

Laboratory

2 weeks

Radiology

2 weeks

ENT

2 weeks

Ophthalmology

2 weeks

Practice Management

2 weeks

Critical Care Medicine

1 month

Rural Medicine

1 month

Acute Care (AC)

1 month

Family Medicine Service

1 month

Elective

3 months
Musculoskeletal Medicine 1 month

Call Schedule

The call schedule varies depending on the year of training and the rotation. Our night float system enables the second and third year residents to take call once or twice a month.

Electives

Opportunities for electives include:

  1. Med Select Electives (residents select 1 month in PGY-1 or 2)
  2. Electives (2-4 weeks)
Electives
Electives
Longitudinal
Longitudinal

Some educational experiences occur longitudinally, over the course of 3 years.

Experience Description
Continuity Clinic 1-2 office sessions per week in PGY-1, 2-3 in PGY-2, 4-5 in PGY-3
Didactics Up to 4.5 hours per week
Procedural training Both Procedure and Musculoskeletal Clinics are held in LFMR Clinic
Maternity Care In PGY-2, residents begin prenatal care and personal birth attendance for at least 10 women
Behavioral Science Behavioral Science Seminars (3-4 hours) per month in PGY-2 and 3

Practice Management

 

Long-term Care (nursing home care, home visits)

Monthly visits in local nursing homes one half day per month in PGY-2 and 3

Community Medicine (free clinic, sports medicine)

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