First-Year Residency2018-09-20T16:24:07+00:00

Curriculum: First-Year Residency (R1)

AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS — 1 block
Curricular focus on immunizations, well child care and acute care

CARDIOLOGY — 1 block
Inpatient and outpatient setting
Wide spectrum of cardiac cases
Focus on cardiac history and physicals, presenting symptoms, risk factor assessment and acute cardiac emergencies
Experience with stress testing and EKG interpretation

EMERGENCY MEDICINE/RADIOLOGY — 1 block
Application of ATLS and ACLS principles
Participate in hospital “code blues”
Hands-on wound suturing experience
Evaluate and treat emergency patients including trauma and severe illness
Supervision by certified emergency physicians
Review daily hospital imaging studies with a radiologist

ENDOCRINOLOGY — 1 block
Experience in the evaluation and management of common endocrine and metabolic disorders
Supervised by an endocrinologist affiliated with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

FAMILY MEDICINE INPATIENT SERVICE — 3 blocks
Responsible for inpatient care of UI Health L.P. Johnson Family Health Center patients including pediatric patients
General medicine patients who represent a typical family physician’s service
Daily rounds with senior resident and attending physicians
Supervised by senior resident and family medicine attending physicians

INPATIENT PEDIATRICS/NICU — 1 block
Work with neonatologists in Level II with exception nursery
Hospitalist pediatricians as attending physicians
Largest OB delivery volume of area hospitals
Experience in resuscitation of neonates, including C-section deliveries
NRP certified in first year
Deliveries for newborn resuscitation

OBSTETRICS — 2 blocks
Delivery of 25 to 35 obstetrical patients per two months with experience in using forceps and vacuum extraction
Interaction between medical students and residents on this service
Prenatal care experience in high-risk obstetrics clinic
Fetal monitoring and ultrasound training
Maternal-fetal medicine in complex patients
Deliveries supervised by family physicians and obstetricians
Continuity of care in OB patients
One block = four weeks
ALSO certified in first year
High-risk patients managed by residents and attending physicians

RENAL — 1 block
Diverse exposure to the health problems of patients admitted to the hospital
Exposure to acute and chronic renal disease
Basic interpretation of IVPs, renal ultrasound and CT scans of the kidneys
Supervised management of fluid and electrolyte disturbances in hospitalized patients with impaired renal functions

SPORTS MEDICINE/ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY — 1 block
Joint injections, workshops, fracture reduction, splints and casting
Urgent care orthopedics
Option for longitudinal experience as sports team physician

SURGERY — 1 block
One-on-one service with a teaching surgeon
Emphasis on pre-op and post-op diagnosis and care in surgeon’s office
Acquisition of technical skills—suturing, emergency surgical stabilization techniques and management of fluids,
electrolytes, nutrition and pain control
Opportunity for intubation
Outpatient ambulatory surgery—exposure to outpatient procedures
Inpatient and outpatient wound care visits
Pre-op evaluation skill development

UI HEALTH L.P. JOHNSON FAMILY HEALTH CENTER
Two half-days per week in the office
See four to six patients per session
Supervision by board-certified family medicine attending physicians and preceptors
Videotaping and case reviews done regularly
Emphasis on health maintenance and patient-centered care

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