Our Curriculum

Over the cours of the three-year program, our residents focus on the full-spectrum of family care. Each year residents will focus on different aspects of care. In addition to monthly assignments, we place an emphasis on longitudinal experiences, such as evidence-based medicine, practice management, geriatrics, behavioral science, and  obstetrics.

We also stress procedures in our procedures clinic, such as joint aspiration and injection, skin biopsy, colposcopy, wound care, muskuloskeletal ultrasound, dermatologic, osteopathic, contraception, and gynecologic.

Year One Rotations

First-year residents spend time in:

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (4)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiology
  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics (2)
  • Pediatrics Inpatient (2)

Year Two

Our second-year residents expand the scope of their care with rotations in:

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (3)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Community Medicine
  • Elective

Year Three

Third-year residents focus on:

  • Family Medicine Inpatient (2)
  • Family Medicine Practice (2)
  • Dermatology/ENT
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Urology/Opthalmology
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • Preceptorship/Elective
  • Elective (3)

Non-comprehensive electives include: infectious disease, gastroenterology, nephrology, ambulatory pulmonology, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, rural/small town, vascular, hospice/palliative care, academic medicine, pharmacy, neurology, PM&R, allergy/immunology, and radiology.

Osteopathic experiences include: osteopathic education/experience in the clinical setting, osteopathic clinic/OMT clinic, and osteopathic didactics and OMT hands-on labs.

Research

We encourage research during your three-year residency. Projects include case reports with a literature review of an interesting case, surveys, small studies that can be completed in the office setting and/or participation in clinical drug trials, letters to the editor, CQI and regional poster symposium presentations.

Members of our residency and faculty have presented at the Ohio Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education and the North American Primary Care Research Group conferences. They also have published articles and research studies in journals such as The Ohio Family Physician and The Journal of Family Medicine. Past publications have covered topics like electronic medical records, alternative medicine and working with the media.

Tracks

The St. Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency provides its residents the opportunity to customize their education to meet their career goals. Through customized “tracks” the program meets the Residency Review Committee requirements for family medicine education, while offering emphasis in several areas of interest. There are several fully developed tracks: sports medicine, academic medicine, rural medicine and osteopathic medicine. For information on available tracks, please download our program track brochure (PDF).

Osteopathic Curriculum

  • Regular didactic integrated into weekly conferences – Frequency: monthly
  • OPTI (Mountain State) lectures – Frequency: two to three times monthly
  • OMT clinics scheduled regularly in clinic with direct supervision available by an Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy trained preceptor
    • Once signed off (20 procedures) may do OMT at your discretion at any time when in FMC office hours
  • Inpatient OMT opportunities – when on inpatient service
  • Osteopathic workshops – at least bi-annually
  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) rotations
  • As a DO: opportunities to help teach/spread knowledge of OMT to allopathic colleagues as well as various medical students through structured workshops
  • As an MD: opportunity to learn osteopathic techniques that can be easily applied in future practice