Program Curriculum Overview
Our intention is to train family physicians to provide the full spectrum and scope of family practice in areas that do not have the large number of sub-specialties found in the larger cities. Inpatient and outpatient experience is broad and extensive, including rotations in medicine, pediatrics, neonatology, obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, ENT, psychiatric and behavioral medicine, urology, and orthopedics. There are also opportunities to arrange electives in most areas of interest. A noon conference is held Monday through Friday for teaching. Specialty clinics take place one morning a week. Specialists from nearby institutions such as Stanford University and UCSF are regularly involved.
A particular strength of the program is the intensive nature of its training in a number of areas. Each resident will spend three months in the ICU/CCU working under the direction of the faculty. The obstetrics experience is also extensive because of the large number of deliveries at MMCM. With this background, upon graduation many residents feel comfortable providing a variety of services often routinely relegated to other specialists. Many resident graduates maintain an OB practice and also feel competent providing ICU/CCU care and doing procedures such as arterial lines, central venous lines, intubations, and neonatal resuscitations. Graduates are also competent to assess psychological and emotional problems and respond with various forms and degrees of treatment. Residents are well prepared to practice in rural areas.
Medicine • Pediatrics • Obstetrics/Gynecology • Emergency Medicine
• Behavioral Science • Outpatient Services (Community Medicine) • Geriatrics • Surgery Subspecialties • Electives