PGY 3 2017-02-21T10:18:29+00:00

Curriculum: PGY III

Family Medicine Inpatient Service Supervisor — 2 blocks
Learn teaching skills and leadership skills applied as an R3
Responsibility for inpatient care of FHC and primary care clinic patients
Supervising resident for inpatient services to enhance own learning and teaching skills
Supervise OB deliveries/availability for emergent OB cases
Conducts bedside teaching rounds for junior residents and medical students

Electives — 4 blocks
Opportunity to cater to own special interests
Devoted to specific interests of residents
Overseas electives available. Limited to 1 block rotation in 3rd year

Orthopedics — 1 block
Outpatient and inpatient orthopedics
Focus on back problems, work with rehab/psychiatrist on musculoskeletal problems
Experience in management of acute musculoskeletal injuries and fractures

Dermatology — 1 block
Extensive outpatient dermatology and experience with dermatological procedures including shave and punch bx, dermoscopy

Emergency Medicine – 1 block 
Application of ATLS and ACLS principles
Evaluate and treat emergency patients including trauma and severe illness
Develop urgent care procedural skills

Geriatrics — 1 block
Participate in a multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment team evaluating complex health problems in elderly patients
Work in a subacute hospital/short-stay unit for patients in transition from acute care hospital to home or nursing home care American Geriatrics Society Curriculum
Participate in hospice care team

ENT/Ophthalmology — 1 block
Office experience with active ENT and ophthalmology specialists
May participate in surgery according to the interest of the resident

Behavioral Medicine — 2 weeks
Inpatient substance abuse treatment
Inpatient psychiatric services
Observe ECT
In PGY3, there is a 2 week block rotation that includes inpatient psychiatric services. During this block, there is the opportunity to observe inpatient group and psychiatric medication management and ECT. This rotation allows residents to observe serious mental health disorders that require hospitalization or stabilization.

Urology — 2 weeks
Outpatient and inpatient experience
Opportunity to assist during surgery; vasectomy techniques

University Family Health Center
Third-year residents generally spend four half-days per week in clinic, further developing a panel of clinic patients
Increased emphasis on office procedures including training in colposcopy, stress testing, vasectomy, IUDs, Implanon and minor surgery

*Curriculum is subject to revision by the American Board of Family Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).