A COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT VIRGINIA TECH CARILION IN ROANOKE, VA.
Family Medicine Residency offers hands on training activities.
The Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Residency provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training to our residents, with significant elective time available for each resident to tailor to his or her training.
Our weekly didactic conferences and workshops are an integral part of our residency training. Several components of the curriculum are taught in a longitudinal fashion which includes geriatrics, psychiatry, medical informatics, and practice management.
The first year is devoted to in-depth hospital training where residents receive a broad base of general medical knowledge, rotating through the major services with associated outpatient experiences. The resident is taught by senior residents, faculty members, and members of the hospital's attending staff. The resident sees patients one half-day per week in one of the Family Medical Centers and follows these patients in the Center for the entire three years of training.
In the second year of training residents serve as supervising resident on the Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine rotations. An increased emphasis is placed on training in ambulatory medicine. Two to three half-days each week are spent in their assigned center, with additional time learning ambulatory medicine in the outpatient setting. During this time residents develop a nursing home panel of patients they will follow in the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.
During the third year, residents spend most of their time in ambulatory medicine. They provide care for their own panel of patients at the Family Medicine Center and nursing home, caring for these patients if they are admitted to the hospital. They have two weeks of night float rotation, but then take a minimal amount of call the rest of the year. Ample elective time is given during this last year of training so that our residents can tailor their education to their future practice needs.