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Specialty Tracks in Family Medicine

Specialty Tracks in Family Medicine

    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.

    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, splinting, and ultrasound (point of care) are just a few of the techniques a resident will master by the end of their residency. Becoming a local team physician is encouraged.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.