Curriculum & Rotations

Our Family Medicine Residency Program provides leading edge, evidence-based education and training in a supportive learning community.

Overview

John Muir Health Family Medicine curriculum is designed to impart the tools that cultivate a passion for care of the vulnerable, and the proficiency, inquisitiveness and leadership skills necessary to excel in any practice setting.

We believe in “Clinic First” – placing greatest importance on strong training in the outpatient setting. From the very beginning of residency, residents have the opportunity to build their patient panels within the Family Medicine Practice. Our Clinic First approach allows residents to maintain continuity and build strong relationships with their patients from the very first month. Residents are available in the office to care for their patients on a regular basis.

In addition to putting the Clinic First, we believe it’s vital for future family physicians to have strong training across the Practice PLUS. The PLUS of our training includes clinical, didactic, workshop, projects and other training across this important areas included in the 2020 Future Physicians Job description:

P is for Partnerships and Teamwork to build relationships from care teams to our broader communities.

L is for Leadership & Advocacy—assuring we strengthen our communities through engaged leadership.

U is for YOU, our people and our patients are our most precious resource, your well-being matters.

S is for Scholarly Improvement—disseminating our innovations and our improvements.

Our patient population is a mix of low income, non-English speaking patients, and commercially insured patients.

  • During the Team Based Care (TBC) rotation, residents work in the Family Medicine Residency Practice five mornings a week.
  • While working on the Admits, Geriatrics, and Vulnerable Population Health rotation, residents are in the Family Medicine Practice four afternoons a week.
  • During the Musculoskeletal Sports, Women’s Health / Minor Procedures and Obstetrics / Newborn rotations, residents are available in the Family Medicine Practice one full day per week.
  • While on Adult Hospital Medicine and Pediatric Hospital Medicine, residents participate in the Family Medicine Practice one morning per week.

Curriculum at a Glance

Schedule Subject to Change

First Year  
Team Based Care 12 weeks
Adult Hospital Medicine 12 weeks
Musculoskeletal Sports 3 weeks
Women's Health / Minor Procedures 3 weeks
Obstetrics / Newborn 3 weeks
Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Emergency 3 weeks
Health Systems Management 2 weeks
Quality Improvement Projects 2 weeks
Geriatrics 3 weeks
Vulnerable Populations Health 6 weeks
Admit 3 weeks

 

Second Year  
Team Based Care 12 weeks
Adult Hospital Medicine 6 weeks
Musculoskeletal Sports 3 weeks
Women's Health / Minor Procedures 3 weeks
Obstetrics / Newborn 3 weeks
Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Emergency 3 weeks
Health Systems Management 1 week
Elective / Quality Improvement Projects 6 weeks
Geriatrics / Urgent Care 3 weeks
Pediatrics - Ambulatory 6 weeks
Surgery 3 weeks
Emergency Medicine 3 weeks

 

Third Year  
Team Based Care 24 weeks
Adult Hospital Medicine 6 weeks
Musculoskeletal Sports 3 weeks
Obstetrics / Newborn
3 weeks
Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Emergency
3 weeks
Health Systems Management
1 week
Elective / Quality Improvement Project 9 weeks
Emergency Medicine 3 weeks