Family Medicine Residency Program
The Family Medicine Residency Program at Mountain Vista Medical Center offers a high- quality residency training experience designed to provide the cognitive and procedural skills necessary to graduate superiorly trained family medicine physicians.
The mission of this residency program and institution is to provide broad exposure, training, and expertise to our resident trainees through a comprehensive array of Family Medicine clinical presentations and participation in a well-rounded educational curriculum. This program is designed to produce fully competent Osteopathic Family Medicine physicians, who are capable of providing high-quality patient care and will be well-prepared graduates for postgraduate work and/or employment in suburban and metropolitan areas.
Residency Program Goals
Education goals of this residency program will be guided by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Goals for this program will be to ensure trainees master the Seven Core Competencies as outlined in the ACOFP Basic Standards. The teaching faculty of this program is committed to train and supervise each resident trainee in the field of family medicine.
The curriculum is designed in the traditional Family Medicine training format to teach a complement of current medicine in suburban settings and will model that of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Core Curriculum. Regularly scheduled formal organized didactic series will be held along with morning report and a monthly journal club. Didactic topics will be determined by a systems approach with each month integrating pediatric, internal medicine, cardiac, radiologic, dermatologic and osteopathic principles. The volume of clinical responsibilities will not compromise the educational atmosphere of the program, as Resident trainees will work in a number of clinical settings.
Rotations will be structured to provide exposure to the management of both inpatient and outpatient subspecialties not offered at Mountain Vista Medical Center. While the majority of rotations will be completed at Mountain Vista Medical Center, rotation subspecialties not offered at the hospital will be completed at the offices of various local physicians or other teaching facilities. The Family Medicine Program Director has the final determination on such changes.
Ambulatory Continuity Clinic
Resident trainees will be scheduled in the ambulatory continuity clinic for a half-day during the OGME-1, full day in OGME-2 year and two full days in the OGME-3 training year. Trainees will each develop their own panel of patients and will follow them throughout the three years of residency. The Continuity Clinic is conveniently located next to Mountain Vista Medical Center in the Medical Office Building.
We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities throughout residency including:
- Daily teaching rounds
- Weekly didactics
- Weekly textbook club
- Weekly board review
- Quarterly grand rounds
- Monthly morbidity and mortality conferences
- Monthly journal club
- Quarterly hands-on osteopathic manipulative medicine seminars
- 1st Year Resident: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine (two months), Internal Medicine Block Night, Internal Medicine (two months), ICU, Surgery, OB/GYN and Pediatrics (outpatient). Selectives in Anesthesia and Radiology.
- Selectives are chosen by the Family Medicine Residency Program Director and are meant to provide a broader knowledge base to ensure a well-rounded Resident.
- 2nd Year Residents: Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics (inpatient), Urology, ENT, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine Block Night, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Family Medicine (two months) and an elective.
- 3rd Year Residents: OB/GYN, Pediatric ER, Pediatric Neonate, Ophthalmology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Community Medicine/Sports Medicine, Dermatology and electives* (four months)
*Electives are chosen by the trainee with approval by the Family Medicine Residency Program Director.
Residents assigned block night rotations will participate in a minimum of five hours of structured education per week (journal clubs, didactics, reading assignments, etc.).
All audition rotations will be limited to two-week blocks only. Students will need to complete the Rotation Request form and submit to Medical Education for processing. Medical Education will send out a confirmation email outlining what documentation is required to be submitted by the student.
Audition rotations will be re-evaluated to ensure students meet the Residency Interview criteria. Failure or unavailable scores for COMLEX 1, COMLEX 2 CE and COMLEX 2 PE may result in cancellation of audition rotation. Review of current ERAS application will be done 30 days prior to rotation beginning. No applicant will be ranked until all scores are made available.
All students are required to participate in one Student Orientation each academic year. Orientation will be held on the first day of rotation. First day instructions will be emailed to you two weeks prior to rotation beginning.
Read the overview page for additional information about Residency Programs at Mountain Vista Medical Center.