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Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency

Clinical experiences and curriculum.

A family medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires three years of training.

Curriculum

The Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency program is designed to provide integrated experiences in ambulatory, community, and inpatient environments during three years of concentrated study and hands-on training.

The first year includes rotations in the major medical disciplines with time allotted each week to the family medicine continuity clinic to provide ongoing care to a panel of patients. In the second and third years of residency, additional exposure is given to the major specialty and subspecialty areas, with increased time spent in the family medicine continuity clinic.

PGY1
PGY2
PGY3
Electives

Curriculum

PGY1

PGY1 Number of blocks
Introduction to Family Medicine 1
Emergency Medicine 1
Internal Medicine (inpt) 3
OB-GYN (inpt + outpt) 2
Pediatrics (inpt) 2
General Surgery (inpt) 1
General Surgery/Orthopedics/ENT/Podiatry (inpt + outpt) 2
Elective* 1
Community Medicine Continuous
OMM Continuous
Procedural Medicine Continuous
Health System Management Continuous
Continuity Clinic 1 half-day per week, a goal of 150 visits by the end of 1st year
TOTAL 13

PGY2

PGY2 Number of blocks
ICU/CCU (inpt) 1
Emergency Medicine 1
Internal Medicine (inpt) 2
OB-GYN (inpt) 1
Pediatrics (outpt) 1
Pediatrics (inpt) 1
General Surgery/Orthopedics/ENT/Podiatry (inpt + outpt) 2
Cardiology (inpt + outpt) 1
Scholarly Activity 1
Elective* 2
Community Medicine Continuous
OMM Continuous
Procedural Medicine Continuous
Health System Management Continuous
Continuity Clinic 2 half-day per week, a goal of 650 visits by the end of 2nd year
TOTAL 13

PGY3

PGY3 Number of blocks
Geriatrics (outpt) 1
Radiology 1
Internal Medicine (inpt + outpt) 2
Psychiatry 1
Dermatology (outpt) 1
Pediatrics (inpt + outpt) 2
Sports Medicine (outpt) 1
Surgical Rotation** (inpt + outpt) 1
Elective* 2
Community Medicine Continuous
OMM Continuous
Patient Safety and Quality 1
Procedural Medicine Continuous
Health System Management Continuous
Continuity Clinic 4 half-day per week, a minimum of 1,650 visits by the end of 3rd year
TOTAL 13

*Electives (examples)

  • Surgery: Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatrics, Wound Care
  • International Clinical Experience
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Internal Medicine (Allergy/Immunology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Outpatient Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology)
  • Additional OB-GYN, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or Family Medicine Rotations
  • Any other prior required rotation (except for the introduction to Family Medicine)

**Surgical Rotation Electives (examples based on availability)

  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology

Didactics Schedule
Friday afternoons are protected for residents to attend didactics. An average of 20 hours of didactics will be scheduled per block (five hours per week). Didactics will be in different formats, such as lectures, workshops, case presentations, etc., and will also include Journal Club.