Curriculum

Learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program curriculum:

Rotation Sites

Rotations for the Family Medicine Residency Program take place at:

  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Family Medicine Practices (FMP Sites) – Continuity Clinics
    • Manatee Primary Care Associates
    • North River Family Health Center
    • Manatee Family Physicians
    • Bayside Pediatrics
  • Faculty practices for specialty rotations

Ambulatory

Residents will provide longitudinal outpatient primary care for their patients over the course of their training at one of four FMP sites. All sites are less than five miles from Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Time in the FMP will progress from a half day per week during PGY-1 year to two full days per week PGY-3 year. During the PGY-2 year, one half day every four weeks will be spent at the longitudinal FMP pediatric site.

Other outpatient rotation experiences include Community Medicine, Behavioral Health, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Women’s Health & Gynecologic Care, Obstetrics/Maternity Care, ENT, Dermatology, Urology, Ophthalmology, and Podiatry.

Inpatient

Residents will do their Inpatient Medicine, ICU, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics Hospitalist Service, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Nephrology, NICU, Obstetrics/Maternity Care, Neurology, GI and General Surgery rotations at Manatee Memorial Hospital. 

Didactics

The goal of the program is to provide an educational experience that prepares the resident to be a competent family physician capable of providing comprehensive and coordinated care to a broad range of patients and families. The resident’s educational experience emphasizes the competencies and skills needed to practice family medicine of high quality in the community.

Residents will become sufficiently familiar with the specialized fields of medicine to enable them to participate as team members in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders. They will learn how to apply evidence-based, cost-conscious strategies to diagnosis and disease management in patients, when hospitalized as well as in the FMP setting.

Residents will work with other members of the health care team in inpatient, ambulatory settings, home and long-term care settings learning to become competent as leaders in the organization and management of patient- and family-centered medical care.

Over the three years of training, residents will achieve competency in the Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice and Osteopathic Philosophy and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

At Manatee Memorial Hospital, we are committed to providing the best in quality medical care and patient safety in an atmosphere that is compassionate and professional.

Rotations

PGY–1

Women's Health and Gynecologic Care
Family Medicine Inpatient
Family Medicine Inpatient
Pediatrics Outpatient
Emergency Medicine
Pulmonary
ICU
Family Medicine Inpatient
Cardiology
Surgery
Family Medicine Inpatient
Nephrology
Elective

 

Notes

  • Paid time off (PTO): Residents are allowed 20 days per academic year. There is a maximum of five PTO days permitted on a four-week rotation. PTO is not permitted on a two-week rotation or while on FM IP and ICU rotations.
  • Potential electives include: Endocrine, Hematology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Radiology, Rheumatology and Wound Care
  • Longitudinal experiences include: Community Medicine, Practice Management, Geriatrics (Nursing Home Long-Term Care), Maternity Care Continuity and Pediatric 12 Month One Half Day/Week during PGY-2.

Educational Conferences, Research and Scholarly Activity

Our program seeks to advance our residents’ knowledge of basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients and applied to patient care. Residents will develop their research abilities through various activities including Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality, and weekly didactic sessions.

All residents are expected to participate in scholarly activity. Residents are to complete at least two Scholarly Activity Projects over the course of their training, one of which must be a quality improvement project. Residents will participate in hospital performance improvement committees and be exposed to ongoing improvement activities taking place at the hospital such as patient safety efforts and quality improvement.

Residents will present their Scholarly Activity Projects during didactic sessions, MMH Annual Research Day and are encouraged to submit their projects for presentation and/or publication at professional local, regional or national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.