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CURRICULUM

Valley Family Medicine offers an innovative curriculum that provides a breadth of experience and flexibility to prepare family physicians to practice in a variety of settings. The training includes full spectrum family medicine with quality inpatient and outpatient primary care, obstetrics, and behavioral medicine. Unique components include scheduling residents in clinic on a daily basis (known as Clinic First), disease management and population-based care, integration of evidenced-based medicine, and healthcare management seminars that are targeted to each academic year. The entire program is designed to create an emotionally supportive environment that encourages intellectual debate and lifelong professional development.

R1 Year

Family Medicine/Clinic Orientation1 block - 1 week at start of year, 3 weeks at mid-year
Medicine-Pediatrics (Ward)6 blocks (2/3 medicine and 1/3 pediatrics)
Obstetrics (Ward)3 blocks
General Surgery (Ward)1 block
Emergency Room (VMC)1 block
Sports Medicine 1 block
ENT10 half-days (during OB)
Urology10 half-days (during OB)

R2 Year

Orientation to R2 Year1 block - 1 week at start of year, 3 weeks at mid-year
Medicine-Pediatrics (Ward)3 blocks (2/3 medicine and 1/3 pediatrics)
Obstetrics (Ward)6 weeks (1.5 blocks)
Planned Parenthood/Gynecology1 block
Cardiology (Outpatient)1 block
Geriatrics1 block
Occupational Medicine2 weeks
Pediatric ER1 block
Night Float2 two-week blocks (2/3 medicine and 1/3 pediatrics)
Electives1 four-week block and 2 two-week blocks

R3 Year

Orientation to R3 Year1 block - 1 week at start of year, 3 weeks at mid-year
Electives1 four-week block, 3 two-week blocks
Adult ER1 block
Medicine-Pediatrics (Ward)6 weeks (1.5 blocks with 2/3 medicine and 1/3 pediatrics)
OB6 weeks (1.5 blocks)
Dermatology1 block
Ortho/Sports Medicine1 block
Behavioral Medicine/Travel Medicine1 block
Neonatalogy1 block
Outpatient Pediatrics1 block
Night Float 2 weeks