Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency Experience – Words from Current and Past Residents

Year One Curriculum

Internal Medicine
4 weeks
8 weeks
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Broadlawns Medical Center
Pediatrics (Outpatient)
Pediatrics (Inpatient)
4 weeks
4 weeks
Broadlawns Medical Center
Blank Children's Hospital
Surgery 4 weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Emergency Medicine 4 weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Obstetrics/ Gynecology 8 weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Laboratory/Imaging Services 2 weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Cardiology 4 weeks Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Neurology 4 weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Vacation 3 Weeks


Family Medicine Continuity Clinic:
  2 hours per day, 2 days per week.

Call Requirements: When on inpatient services at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children’s hospital, residents share call on that service.  Night Float: 4 weeks total; done in two 2 week blocks throughout the year.  Residents also have 13 weekend calls throughout the academic year.

Vacation - R1: Three weeks of vacation (Monday through Sunday) are scheduled for first-year residents.  This consists of one two week block and one additional week.

Year Two Curriculm

Internal Medicine (Inpatient)
Internal Medicine (Outpatient)
8 Weeks
2 Weeks
Broadlawns Medical Center
Broadlawns Medical Center
Dermatology 2 Weeks Private Office
Surgery 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Orthopedics 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Pediatrics
Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
4 Weeks
2 Weeks
Broadlawns Medical Center
Blank Children's Hospital
OB/GYN 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Community Medicine 2 Weeks Various agencies and offices
Sports Medicine 2 Weeks Private Office
Electives/Preceptorship  8 Weeks  See list
Vacation 3 Weeks

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Three 1/2 days per week.

Call Requirements:  There is a 4 week Night Float requirement as well as 10 weekend calls throughout the academic year.

Vacation R2:  Three weeks of vacation (Monday through Sunday) are scheduled for second-year residents. This consists of one two week block and one additional week.

Year Three Curriculm

Internal Medicine (Inpatient)
Internal Medicine (Outpatient)
4 Weeks
4 Weeks
Broadlawns Medical Center
Broadlawns Medical Center
Family Medicine 6 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
FP Preceptorship 4 Weeks Private Office
Pediatrics 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Emergency Medicine 4 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
ENT 2 Weeks Private Office
Urology 2 Weeks Private Office
Ophthalmology 2 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Geriatrics 2 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Electives 14 Weeks See List
Research 2 Weeks Broadlawns Medical Center
Vacation 3 Weeks

Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Four or five 1/2 days per week.

Call Requirements:  There is a 2 week Night Float requirement as well as weekend call.

Vacation R3:  Three weeks of vacation (Monday through Sunday) are scheduled for third-year residents.  This consists of one 2-week block and one additional week. 

Electives

During their programs residents may spend up to 18 weeks in elective rotations in the areas of their special interest.  These rotations are primarily spent in specialist's private offices and are available through the scheduling and faculty member.  Specially arranged electives in areas other than those already established can also be developed depending upon the residents’ interests’ objectives and expectations.  Currently the program offers electives in:

  • Anesthesia

  • Nephrology

  • Physical Medicine

  • ICU

  • Perinatology

  • Dental

  • Hem/Oncology

  • Psychiatry

  • Endocrine (Peds/Adult)

  • Ortho (Peds/ Adult)

  • Emergency Med (Peds/ Adult)

  • Cardiology (Peds/ Adult)

  • Infectious Disease

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Pathology

  • Sports Med

  • Rheumatology

  • Radiology

  • Hospice/Palliative Care

  • Independent Study/ Research

Additional Certifications and Training

In addition to the required and elective rotations, Family Medicine Residents will participate in a series of procedural certifications and training opportunities throughout the residency program. These include: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advance Trauma Life Support.

Additional procedural experiences may be obtained in:

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

  • Colposcopy

  • Endoscopy

  • Joint injections/ Aspirations

  • Obstetrical Ultrasound

  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound

  • Vasectomy