The University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program balances the care of the acutely ill with preventive health maintenance for outpatients, including the chronically ill.
In the first year, residents concentrate on inpatient services. They work under supervision, alongside attending physicians and senior residents from family medicine and other specialties.
During the second year, residents engage in our 5-month "P2" curriculum, where they learn the principles and practices of a biopsychosocial model of medicine from our faculty team of physicians, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists. Skills such as CBT, motivational interviewing, problem-solving therapy are honed as residents increase their clinic volume. Residents also are given a chance to reflect their own clinical practice and to use their reflections to develop their own art of family-centered clinical care.
In the third year, after getting a fair amount of expertise in inpatient assessment and management, residents supervise other residents on rotations in OB/GYN, and medicine. This role gives senior residents a chance to study problems in greater depth. They also learn how to teach and coordinate the delivery of care.
Throughout all three years, residents spend a minimum of two sessions per week in their ambulatory office sites, caring for their own patient panels, with exception, when residents are on-call night float. They learn the fundamentals of outpatient management and health maintenance.
Residents in the second and third years also acquire experience in various medical, pediatric, and surgical subspecialties, with a focus on outpatient care.
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