Our Surgery training is focused on assessment and management of surgical problems in the ambulatory setting, and the residents work with community surgeons to evaluate and manage pre- or post-op general and pediatrics surgery cases. During our surgery rotation, first year residents are assigned to a community surgeon and participate in the surgeries and pre and post-operative care of the surgeon’s patients. This rotation also includes several sessions in the Wound Care Clinic, which includes management of decubiti ulcers and other wounds commonly seen by family physicians.
In the first year, residents rotate through the practice of the university dermatology faculty with the opportunity to work with dermatologists in the community as upper levels. The 3-week R1 rotation provides hands-on experience with supplemental on-line teaching modules.
A weekly procedure clinic at Highland Family Medicine and Brown Square Health Center, provides an opportunity to focus on procedural medicine. Read more information about procedures at Highland Family Medicine.