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Springfield Residency Program

Allopathic Curriculum

Osteopathic Curriculum

Primary Care Areas of Concentration

Community-based Experiences

Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

Allopathic Curriculum

FIRST YEAR Rot SECOND YEAR Rot THIRD YEAR Rot
Family Medicine Orientation 1 Family Medicine Service 3 Family Medicine Service (Sr) 2
Family Medicine Service 3 Surgery - Outpatient 1 Dermatology 1
Orthopedics 1 Emergency Medicine 1 Sports Medicine 1
Intensive Care Unit 1 Neonatal ICU / Newborn Nursery 1 Emergency Medicine 1
Behavioral Science 1 Pediatrics - Outpatient 1 Otolaryngology / Ophthalmology 1
Pediatrics - Inpatient 1 Surgery - Inpatient 1 Urology 1
Cardiology 1 Gynecology 1 Geriatrics 1
Obstetrics & Gynecology 2 Elective 2 Elective 3
PCMH / CM 1 PCMH / ACC 1 Peds ER 1
Continuity Clinics 1-2 half days/week Continuity Clinics 2-4 half days/week Continuity Clinics 3-5 half days/week

 

Longitudinal
Behavioral Science/Psychiatry Legal Medicine & Ethics
Health Care Mgmt/Leadership Development Practice Management
Community Medicine Patient Education
Critical Thinking Oral Health
Evidence Based Medicine Pharmacology
Geriatrics Procedures/Acute Care
Information Technology Radiology/Laboratory Medicine
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research & Scholarly Activity
Pediatric Subspecialties
Cardiology Infectious Disease
Development and Behavior Nephrology
Gastroenterology Neurology
Genetics Newborn Nursery
Hematology/Oncology Pediatric ER
Electives
Allergy/Immunology High Risk Obstetrics
Anesthesia Mental Health
Cardiology Nephrology
Chemical Dependency Neurology/Oncology
Complimentary/Alternative Medicine Patient Education
Endocrinology Pulmonary Medicine
Faculty Development Self-Designed Elective
Gastroenterology Trauma Service
Hematology/Oncology Oral Health

Osteopathic Curriculum

FIRST YEAR Rot SECOND YEAR Rot THIRD YEAR Rot
Family Medicine Orientation 1 Family Medicine Service 3 Family Medicine Service (Sr) 2
Family Medicine Service 3 Surgery - Outpatient 1 Dermatology 1
Orthopedics 1 Behavioral Science 1 Sports Medicine 1
Intensive Care Unit 1 Neonatal ICU /
Newborn Nursery
1 Emergency Medicine 1
Emergency Medicine 1 Pediatrics - Outpatient 1 Otolaryngology / Ophthalmology 1
Pediatrics - Inpatient 1 Surgery - Inpatient 1 Urology 1
Cardiology 1 Gynecology 1 Geriatrics 1
Obstetrics & Gynecology 2 Elective 2 Peds SS 1
PCMH / CM 1 PCMH / ACC 1 Elective 3
Continuity Clinics 1-2 half days/week Continuity Clinics 2-4 half days/week Continuity Clinics 3-5 half days/week

 

Longitudinal
Behavioral Science/Psychiatry Legal Medicine & Ethics
Health Care Mgmt/Leadership Development Practice Management
Community Medicine Patient Education
Critical Thinking Oral Health
Evidence Based Medicine Pharmacology
Geriatrics Procedures/Acute Care
Information Technology Radiology/Laboratory Medicine
Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research & Scholarly Activity
Pediatric Subspecialties
Cardiology Infectious Disease
Development and Behavior Nephrology
Gastroenterology Neurology
Genetics Newborn Nursery
Hematology/Oncology Pediatric ER
Electives
Allergy/Immunology High Risk Obstetrics
Anesthesia Mental Health
Cardiology Nephrology
Chemical Dependency Neurology/Oncology
Complimentary/Alternative Medicine Patient Education
Endocrinology Pulmonary Medicine
Faculty Development Self-Designed Elective
Gastroenterology Trauma Service
Hematology/Oncology Oral Health

Primary Care Areas of Concentration

GERIATRICS
This area of concentration puts special emphasis on the health of seniors and will include experiences in many settings such as: Hospice, Nursing Home (both rural and urban settings) Home Visits, Falls Clinic, Memory Clinic, Anti-Coagulation Clinic and clinical rotations with Community and Faculty Physicians with large geriatric populations.
 

SPORTS MEDICINE & WELLNESS
This area of concentration can be specifically designed for residents who are interested in developing their skills in the care of athletes and overall wellness. This program will be structured to elective time with family physicians board certified in sports medicine, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors and exercise physiologists. Injections, casting, and splinting are just a few of the techniques a resident will master by the end of their residency. Becoming a local team physician is encouraged. Additional time may be focused on preventative medicine and wellness. Clinics with nutritionists and the Center's own weight loss clinic are available.
 

ACADEMIC MEDICINE
This area of concentration is tailored for residents who are interested in becoming academic family physicians. It will include components of teaching, education, research and administration. In addition, it will develop leadership skills, emphasize time management, introduce you to the organization of medical schools and hospitals and their funding mechanisms. The opportunity also exists to design a program where the resident can obtain a Master's in Public Health.
 

URGENT CARE / ER
This area of concentration is tailored for residents who are excited about being a family physician in an Urgent Care/ER setting. Experiences in the Trauma Center, Urban & Rural ER Departments, Acute/Urgent Care and Fast Track Clinics, are just part of the opportunities available.
 

WOMEN'S HEALTH
Family medicine residents who love women's health can tailor their electives that can include advanced training in obstetrics if desired. Competency in procedural skills such as colposcopy, LEEP, endometrial biopsies, ultrasounds and others are offered. Special electives can be chosen from the following resources. SIU Breast Clinic, SJH Mind & Body Center, SIU Maternal Fetal Medicine, Planned Parenthood, Gyne-Onc with SIU Obstetrics, Local Community Health Center, Rape Counseling, Child Abuse Exams, and Pregnancy Alternatives. Rotations with specialists in cardiology, urinary incontinence, and osteoporosis are also available.

Community-based Experiences

Capitol Community Health Center

Capitol Community Health Center (CCHC) is a federally-funded clinic for the under and uninsured in the Springfield community. Through a partnership with the CCHC, residents are able to gain experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, and diabetes care in a community health setting.
 

Cass County Public Health Department

Through the local Public Health Department in Cass County, residents are offered the opportunity to work with faculty at a Family Planning Clinic. This clinic serves a rural, underserved Spanish and migrant population.
 

Gateway Foundation

Residents have the opportunity to accompany a faculty member and spend time at an inpatient adolescent substance abuse program located on the southeast side of Springfield.
 

Hope School

Hope School is a residential program for autistic and disabled children. The Center provides primary care services on site two half days per week and residents are offered this experience as a part of the Community Medicine and Family Medicine Outpatient rotation.
 

Macoupin County Prenatal Clinic

In collaboration with the practice of a past residency graduate and located about 40 miles south of Springfield, residents are able to work with family practice faculty to provide obstetrical care in a rural health setting.
 

Nursing Home

During the second and third years, residents follow an assigned group of nursing home patients from one of three nursing home affiliated with the Center.
 

Sangamon County Public Health Department

In collaboration with the local combined city/county health department, residents are offered experiences in the STD and well-child clinics. In addition, exposure to community health and school centered health is available.
 

Additional outreach opportunities include:

  • Girard Prenatal Clinic
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Jacksonville Development Center Gyne Clinic
  • Planned Parenthood

Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

PURPOSE
The purpose of this FELLOWSHIP program is to provide an extra year of training for outstanding graduating family medicine residents of the Springfield Program who have expressed an interest in becoming an academic family physician.

GOAL
The ultimate goal or end-result of this program is to provide fellowship-trained faculty for the four SIU Family Medicine Residency Programs and other programs nation-wide.

BENEFITS
For the Program:

  1. Program receives national recognition for training outstandingresidents who are committed to an academic career.
  2. Program trains much needed, highly sought-after, family physicians at a time where there is a national shortage.
  3. Fellowship trained faculty publish and accomplish more national notoriety for the program.
  4. Emphasis on obstetrics to encourage continued participation in obstetrics by academic faculty as future teachers.

For the Fellow:

  1. Fellow receives additional training that will make them more marketable and better prepared to become an academic family physician.
  2. Fellow has a year of additional clinical experience on which to base their decisions as a teaching physician with future residents.
  3. Fellow has protected time to hone research and clinical skills before becoming a faculty member.
  4. Fellowship trained faculty publish and accomplish more national notoriety.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • The fellowship is limited to graduating family medicine residents from the Springfield Family Medicine Program who have displayed exemplary performance (as defined by the faculty) during their training and who have expressed an interest in an academic career.
  • The recipient must have completed their three-year family medicine residency and be board certified/board eligible in family practice.
  • The recipient must have an expressed interest in practicing inpatient medicine as well as outpatient – practicing obstetrics is preferable but not required.
  • The fellowship is one year in length and is designed to be a transitional year to give the incumbent time to receive additional training before becoming a full-time faculty member in a family practice residency program.

OUTLINE OF GENERAL DUTIES
Clinical: 40-50%

  • The fellow will spend a significant amount of their time honing up their clinical skills. This additional clinical experience will give them greater credibility and confidence when serving as the teaching physician to residents and medical students.
  • The fellow will spend a significant amount of their clinical training in the practice of obstetrics and call.
  • As the year progresses, the fellow will be given increasing independence with their own patient panels.

Teaching: 35-40%

  • The fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor who will model teaching skills for the in and out patient setting.
  • The fellow will be given increasing independence as their skills develop and will have the opportunity to provide leadership on the Family Practice Teaching Service.
  • The fellow will develop at least one new procedural skill during training, e.g., OB ultrasound, colposcopy, LEEP, Joint Injections, etc.

Research: 10-20%

  • The fellow will have protected time devoted to academic pursuits to include publication of journal articles, presentations at professional meetings, collaboration with faculty on academic projects and opportunities to participate in program development activities.
  • The fellow will develop essential research skills including conceptual development and critical review of existing knowledge, project design and data analysis.