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
    • Cooper Family Medical  
    • Bayside Pediatrics
  • Faculty practices for specialty rotations
  • Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando, FL

Ambulatory

Effective July 1, 2023 there will be one Family Medicine Practice (FMP) site, Cooper Family Medical. 

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

Time in the FMP will progress from one full day per week during PGY-1 year to two full days per week PGY-3 year. During the PGY-2 and PGY-3 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 and Gynecologic Care, Obstetrics/Maternity Care, ENT and Dermatology.

Inpatient

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

PGY-2 residents will complete their Pediatric Inpatient 4-week rotation at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL.

Rotations

PGY–1 ( 4-Week Blocks )

Women's Health and Gynecologic Care
Family Medicine Inpatient x4
Pediatrics Outpatient
Emergency Medicine
Surgery
Ambulatory Clinic
Maternity Care (2 )
Cardiology
Geriatrics
Behavioral Medicine

 

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, ICU, pediatrics inpatient, pediatric ER and Newborn/NICU rotations.
  • Potential electives include: Hematology, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Wound Care Direct Primary Care. 
  • Longitudinal experiences include: Community Medicine, Practice Management, Geriatrics (Nursing Home Long-Term Care), and Pediatric 24 Month One Half Day/Week during PGY-2 and PGY-3.

Educational Conferences, Research and Scholarly Activity

One half day each week is protected time for Family Medicine didactics, which include:

  • Board Review
  • Case Presentations
  • Faculty Lectures
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • OMT Review

Interdisciplinary conferences are also available and include:

  • Cancer Conference
  • Pulmonary Conference
  • EKG Conference

Educational resources provided include:

  • New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+ 
  • Access to Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) online library
  • Up-to-Date online access
  • American Medical Association GME competency-based modules
  • Textbooks
    • Textbook of Family Medicine
    • The 5 Minute Pediatric Consult
    • OMT Review Savarese
    • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility Handbook for Clinicians
    • Mass General Handbook of Internal Medicine (Pocket Medicine)

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 and 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.