R2: Family Medicine Service

(2.25 Rotations)


Family Medicine Service

  • Family medicine service caring for the inpatient needs of the patients of our three residency clinics and our greater community

  • Incredible cultural / language / disease process diversity of our patients who come from:

    • Swedish Family Medicine – Cherry Hill Campus

    • Seattle Indian Health Board

    • Sea Mar

    • Sea Mar Nursing Home

    • Carolyn Downs

    • Country Doctor

    • International District Clinic

    • Holly Park

    • North Seattle Community Health

  • Superb, culturally-sensitive, evidence-based inpatient care

  • Caring for medicine, obstetric and pediatric patients concurrently just as a community physician would

  • Excellent teaching / training

  • Formal curriculum (daily scheduled teaching) in medicine, pediatrics, radiology, pharmacology

  • Experiential curriculum in full spectrum inpatient family medicine

  • Procedural opportunities: lumbar puncture, central lines, arterial lines, peritoneal tap, pleural tap, chest tube, running codes, obstetrics

  • Team structure: 4 R1s; 2 R2s; 1 R3 chief

  • Residents from all training sites work together

  • FUN, rigorous, teamwork atmosphere

R2 Responsibilities

  • Supervise a mini-team of two R1s

  • Supervise medicine and pediatric admissions and management

  • (night float) Admit / manage OB

  • (night float) Float med / peds admits after 3AM

  • Bring evidence-based teaching to rounds

  • Supervise medical students

  • See CORE document for details

R2 Call

  • no overnight call

  • all overnight call done by night float residents

  • two golden weekends per block

R2 clinic schedule

  • 2 afternoon clinics per week