We have designed our program to be procedurally intense, in our effort to train physicians to work in resource poor environments.
We have 4 family medicine faculty members who are OB fellowship-trained and perform C-Sections. Our clinic is the only prenatal provider in the county. Each resident will be trained in performing colposcopy, LEEP, Nexplanon insertions, and IUD insertions.
Our residents are trained to perform and interpret ultrasounds and echocardiograms. This is embedded into the schedule for all residents in PGY-1 and PGY-3 years.
Our family medicine faculty are trained and credentialed to perform EGD and colonoscopy. Our state of the art endoscopy simulator allows each intern to gain experience working through cases before having the opportunity to perform live cases as an upper level resident. Additionally, our residents spend time training with a gastroenterologist and colorectal surgeon.
Casting & Splinting
Residents get lots of exposure to fracture management in our rural ED and family medicine clinic. At least 2 workshops per year are centered around casting and splinting. We have an all digital x-ray system setup in the clinic, with touchscreens mounted strategically around the clinic for viewing.
Exercise Stress Testing
All residents schedule and perform exercise stress tests as part of their continuity clinic. Additionally, the residents have hands-on training in echocardiogram, stress echocardiogram, and nuclear cardiology.
Our residents rotate with a general surgeon in a rural private clinic context twice a week, covering pre-op and post-op issues, endoscopy, and ambulatory surgical procedures like hemorrhoidal banding and wound care with debridement.
In addition to scheduling and performing their own lesion removals, excisional biopsies, and cryotherapy, residents spend time monthly with a dermatologist in our clinic to gain experience with more advanced procedures and diagnosis.