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Didactic Education

Teaching is very important to the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program, which is why the program provides dedicated time for didactics.

  • Residents attend morning report from 7-8 AM on Monday mornings which focuses on case-based learning of core inpatient adult medicine topics.  At the end of the session, residents on the adult medicine service participate in and are given feedback by faculty on their sign out process to ensure safe and effective transitions of care.
  • Grand Rounds occurs​ every Tuesday morning and are an excellent opportunity to keep up with the ever-changing field of medicine.
  • Every Tuesday from 12:15 - 5 PM is reserved for thoughtfully integrated didactic sessions where residents participate in a variety of the following types of learning opportunities.
    • Case-based learning from a core topic list that covers the breadth of family medicine
    • Procedural skills workshops including point of care ultrasound training
    • Quality improvement training through population health panel management sessions
    • Board reviews (where residents team up with their class to compete with other classes and medical students to answer questions)
    • Hands-on OMT practice sessions
  • There are also opportunities to teach and work with medical students.
Family Medicine Introduction Block 

The first four weeks of residency are reserved for orientation. This is one of the most unique and best things about our program. During the orientation period, residents
  • Meet with various hospital departments
  • Shadow in the residency clinic
  • Learn Epic (our Electronic Health Record)
  • Earn certifications (ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, ALSO)
  • Get to know classmates and develop lasting friendships
  • Transition from medical student to resident 
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