The GHS Family Medicine Residency is a top-tier academic program with diverse faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized for their work. Our curriculum will provide you with an educational foundation to practice in any setting after graduation. This is a brief snapshot of some of the things we are doing:
Most of the resident learning happens in the context of patient care. Our patients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and include diverse pathology. And of course, we’re proud to care for patients from birth to end-of-life. Within our program, and across GHS, there is a strong culture of continuous learning and support for residents. Diverse clinical rotations prepare residents to take care of patients with a breadth of clinical diagnoses and complexity.
Our conference series is structured around an 18-month curriculum so that residents get exposed to the entire curriculum at least twice during residency. The curriculum is covered by our faculty, guest physicians, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists and residents also get a chance to cover some of the topics. Between the noon conference series, journal club and presenting cases of lessons learned (morbidity and mortality), residents will lead approximately 6 conferences during their residency.
Our family medicine residents complete at two scholarly projects, including at least one quality-improvement (QI) project. Many of these can be presented at local, regional or national meetings or by publication. To assist in learning how to do scholarly work, all residents meet individually with our Scholarly Activity Committee (includes experienced clinician researchers, writer, statistician).
Opportunities to serve outside the walls of our clinic and hospital abound! Recent endeavors have included teaching exercise, CPR to middle school students, conducting community sports physicals and volunteering at the Free Clinic.
Not only does teaching solidify your own knowledge base, but we understand that it perpetuates a culture of inquiry and learning. Residents teach third and fourth-year medical students when they rotate with the department of family medicine. There are also opportunities to become involved with first and second-year medical student education. In the last two years, four of our residents have received Gold Humanism Honor Society Awards for Best Educators within the institution.
In addition to dedication to clinical excellence, education, scholarly activity and community service, we offer residents a structured curriculum in leadership development.
We are certain that our curriculum, which is devoted to education, will prepare you to be an outstanding resident. An example of our block curriculum can be found here.