Teaching Day

Didactic Day:

Our Didactic Sessions take place during protected time every Thursday afternoon. We have a robust curriculum adapted from the Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource (RCR) list of high yield topics and specifically applied to the needs and requests of our residents. The overarching goal of our Didactic Sessions is to ensure that we graduate as capable and knowledgeable Family Physicians, and we ensure this through a variety of engaging and interactive instruction sessions including Resident/Faculty topic reviews, Journal Club, M&M, Guest Lecturers from the University system and surrounding community, Integrative Medicine sessions, as well as a variety of Practice Management/QI sessions to provide our residents with additional skill sets in these realms as well.

Each Thursday afternoon, residents are excused from all clinical duties to participate in Teaching Day. We have a robust curriculum specifically applied to the needs and requests of our residents. We strive to provide engaging and interactive sessions including topic reviews by residents, faculty, and guest lecturers from the University system and surrounding community.

Once per month each track meets separately to meet with the leadership and staff of their outpatient continuity clinic to work on Practice Management and Quality Improvement. This time is also used for sessions specific to the curriculum of each track: South Campus focuses on Border Health topics and Alvernon has teaching on Integrative Medicine topics.

Thursday afternoons are also the time we use for team building, resident support groups, as well as meetings with the chief residents and program director.  

Longitudinal Workshops:

In addition to general topic reviews there are a set of recurring conferences/workshops including:

  • Longitudinal Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshops
  • Mock code/emergency scenarios
  • Procedure workshops
  • Behavioral health
  • Board Review
  • Global/"Glocal" health oriented lectures quarterly
  • Patient Safety and Quality Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Adults with intellectual disabilities sessions including home visits
  • Sports medicine workshops
  • Scholarly Project mentor meetings