R1: Family Medicine Intensive Orientation

(1 Rotation)


Call: none

Continuity clinic: variable, starting with one patient on the first day and slowly working up to 4 half-days of clinic per week. Residency begins with a month long opportunity to get to know your classmates and our program, and to build and hone your family medicine skills.  The month includes workshops including ALSO, ACLS, NRP, obstetrical care, patient-centered communication, motivational interviewing, procedures, cross-cultural health care, evidence-based medicine, and community medicine. 

You will be trained and oriented to our electronic medical record system.  You will get to know staff and the workings of your home clinic.  You will begin to build your patient panel in the clinic with frequent clinic sessions and have opportunities to discuss cases with your classmates.  The first year support group, Finding Meaning in Medicine, also begins during this time.  By the time residents start their second rotation, they have a real "home" in their family medicine clinic.