Curriculum

   
 
  Curriculum
 

Overview

The Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice curriculum features:

  • An orientation to the discipline of family medicine and the residency program;
  • A family medicine month in the first year focusing on caring for urban, underserved populations;
  • In integrative medicine month in the second year with exposure to the latest ideas in alternative medical therapies, with more intensive training available for selected residents;
  • A two-week practice management rotation in the third year taught by family physicians and practice administrators who have extensive experience in the administrative aspects of patient care, health planning and primary care site development;
  • Community health training focusing on health education, public policy or health services research, starts in the first year and continues throughout residency;
  • A focus on reproductive health with training in comprehensive family planning;
  • Obstetrics training with ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) certification and the opportunity to work with family physicians, midwives, and obstetricians;
  • An elective rotation month devoted to gaining expertise in many common outpatient procedures;
  • School-based health clinic rotation in the third year with active research and community health opportunities.
  • Involvement in ongoing research projects with an emphasis on women's health, community-based research, electronic medical records, and integrative medicine. All senior residents present research and scholarly activities at conferences.

Didactic Curriculum

Residents have the opportunity to take part in a variety of different lectures and learning opportunities, both in the inpatient setting and during the Wednesday afternoon lecture series.

  • Core Content Lectures - highlight common problems in family medicine and high yield board review topics.

  • Training in Evidence Based Medicine - "Look It Up", PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) Projects, and Journal Club.

  • Weekly Grand Rounds - lectures on cutting edge, evidence-based topics, often given by expert family physicians.

  • Three Year Psychosocial Curriculum - Core Psychosocial lectures, training in Motivational Interviewing, Balint Groups, Intern Video Review, and Intern Support Group.

  • Procedural Training - Hands-on workshops (including suturing, IUD insertion, trigger point injection, casting/splinting, etc) and didactic lectures.

  • Medical Center Didactic Lectures and Grand Rounds - residents attend various lecture series while rotating through subspecialities and while on electives.

Clinical Rotations

The residency program adheres to New York State recommendations set forth in Section 405 of the Health Code stipulating an average of one in four nights on call and an average 80-hour work week.

Obstetrical training is based on a family- centered model that treats pregnancy as a healthy state and focuses on health promotion. Beth Israel Family Medicine Residency program is one of the few in the country to offer Centering Pregnancy a program of group prenatal care in which all residents participate at some point during their Obstetric training. Beth Israel has an active midwifery program and renovated labor and delivery suites with birthing rooms. Residents are responsible for the care of the newborns they deliver, and provide postpartum care to new mothers. Additional training in advanced skills in obstetrics and gynecology is available. Family practice faculty have obstetrical privileges and directly supervise our residents with the obstetrical and midwifery staff.

The residency program is one of only a few pilot programs throughout the country using web based curriculum to further facilitate training in Integrative Medicine.

First Year
Weeks
Cardiology
4
Family/Community Medicine
4
Emergency Medicine (Adult)
4
Inpatient Medicine, including night float
18
Inpatient Pediatrics
4
Emergency Medicine (Peds)
2
Nursery
4
Critical Care Experience
4
Obstetrics
4
Vacation
4
Total
52

Second Year
Weeks
Ambulatory Pediatrics
4
Integrative Medicine
4
Dermatology
4
Elective
4
Gynecology
4
Ambulatory Surgery
4
Inpatient Medicine, including night float
12
Obstetrics
4
Orthopedics
4
Outpatient Psychiatry
2
Geriatrics
2
Vacation
4
Total
52

Third Year
Weeks
Adolescent Health
4
Ambulatory Surgery
4
Elective
8
Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics
4
ENT
2
Geriatrics
2
Inpatient Medicine
8
Obstetrics
4
Ophthalmology
2
Practice Management
2
Psychiatry Consultation - Liaison
4
Sports Medicine
2
Urology
2
Vacation
4
Total
52