Training & Education
The curriculum of the program provides family medicine education as it should be practiced today. To enhance required family medicine rotations, our program offers additional training in addiction medicine, practice management, and offers 5 electives to shape the program in a way that allows the residents to reach their professional goals. OMM will be an integral component of the training (even for allopathic residents), especially in the continuity care clinic and on the inpatient service. The didactic curriculum is unique, in that it is structured to include 4 hourly weekly sessions, as well as a 4-hour block session every other week. To promote family in the community and in today's medical care, yearly community projects, a comprehensive nursing home curriculum, and home visits will be highlights of our program. Finally, the residents will have significant, hands-on time with their faculty mentor to work on QI and research projects.
The faculty of the program work closely with the residents and are in charge of both teaching and mentoring. This environment fosters a connection, allowing the faculty to educate the residents based on their strengths and needs. The comprehensive evaluation and mentoring system helps the residents to realize their strengths and challenges, thus enabling them to reach their full potential. Both in the hospital and in the clinic, the community-based faculty provides the ideal "real-world" incorporation of evidence-based medicine.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is a dually accredited ACGME and American Osteopathic Association program.
Our continuity clinic is located at Heart of Florida Health Center. The clinic is ideally laid out with amazing space for patient care, procedures, conferences, x-rays, and other needs of a family medicine clinic. The staff and physicians work together to give ideal patient-centered medical care. As a part of this team, our residents help shape the future of the clinic and learn exemplary medical care along the way.