SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy

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ClinicSIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy Clinic SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy Residency curriculum is designed to prepare the resident to pursue any of the available opportunities in the discipline of Family Medicine. The curriculum includes required block experiences, didactics, self-study, and procedural training. Additionally, areas of the curriculum are taught in a longitudinal fashion. Elective experiences allow the senior resident to focus on individual learning needs or interests to best prepare for future practice and lifelong learning.

Sample Curriculum

First Year Curriculum

The first year rotations are all required rotations and involve mainly inpatient care. During the first year, the resident can expect to complete three to four months of internal medicine, two months of pediatrics, two months of obstetrics, one or two months of general surgery, two months of Family Practice inpatient service and one month of emergency medicine. A month of gynecology may be done in the first or second year (see the sample curriculum on the next page). The first year begins with a one-week orientation. During the first year, night call responsibilities are strictly hospital-based and average no more than every fourth night in frequency. The call system emphasizes the initial assessment and management of medical problems through a longitudinal emergency medicine experience. First year residents on call are also supported by the senior resident, whose duties are described below. The first year resident provides care to assigned families at the SIU HealthCare SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy two afternoons each week. First year residents care for 50 to 100 families and participate in an average of 500 patient visits at SIU HealthCare SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy during the first year.

Second Year Curriculum Blessing Hospital

Second year rotations offer a blend of outpatient and inpatient experiences and consist of required rotations and electives. Further intensive inpatient experience includes medicine specialty rotations, family practice inpatient service, obstetrics electives, and the intensive care unit rotation. As seen in the sample curriculum, greater emphasis is placed on outpatient medicine as the resident progresses in the program. Night call consists mainly of managing telephone and emergency room evaluations of SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy patients. The second year resident may continue the longitudinal emergency medicine experience, but no more frequently than twice monthly. Three half days per week are spent in at SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy. Second year residents care for 200 to 250 families and average 1,000 patient visits during the year. In the second and third years, residents begin a longitudinal rural medicine curriculum centered at the East Adams Rural Health Clinic in Golden. Here the special health problems of rural areas are emphasized.

Third Year Curriculum

The third year is devoted primarily to outpatient experiences at SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy and with medical and surgical subspecialties. The third year resident is also given teaching responsibilities, being the senior resident on the family practice inpatient service and having the opportunity to precept at SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy under the supervision of the faculty. Night call consists of managing telephone and emergency room evaluations of patients. Third year residents care for 300 to 350 families and average 1500 patient visits for the year. Second and third year residents receive a longitudinal experience in geriatric medicine and significant emphasis is given community medicine and behavioral service rotations. Advanced rotations in maternity care are available for residents with a special interest in primary care obstetrics. Electives emphasize individual career choices. Faculty work with residents to customize electives while adhering to Board requirements.

The Family Practice Inpatient Service

A team of a faculty attending and three residents care for SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy inpatient service each month. Patients on this service include those assigned to both faculty physicians and first-year residents. Senior residents not on the service round on their own individual patients and report directly to the faculty attending physician. Residents normally work on the family practice inpatient service for two months of each year.

Noon Conferences

Daily noon conferences form the core of didactic training. There are regularly scheduled conferences each month, including behavioral science, orthopedics, dermatology, practice management, obstetrics, case presentations, critical analysis of journal articles, and radiology. Conferences are led by faculty attendings, residents, community volunteer faculty, and visiting lecturers.

The mission of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.


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