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Curriculum Overview

Our 3-year curriculum allows you to
Choose the Direction in which to Grow

First Year
As a first year resident, you develop your diagnostic and therapeutic skills, under careful supervision, on each traditional inpatient service. You learn the capabilities of a busy community hospital as well as a tertiary medical center in Boston. You also care for your own patients at the Family Medicine Center in Malden. From the beginning, we place a strong emphasis on behavioral medicine with seminars and weekly support groups with members of your residency class.

Second Year
As a Second-year resident, you enter increasingly into the role of Family Physician. Office hours increase and many of the rotations focus on ambulatory care with opportunities to improve your procedural skills. Your experience in your "laboratory for learning" helps you to be an efficient, caring Family Physician. A practice management seminar brings your class together to prepare for your future.

Third Year
Finally, as a third-year resident, you refine your skills while preparing for the transition to practice. Faculty advisors assist in problem-solving. You function with more autonomy than previously. You have the opportunity to be Chief Resident, working closely with the full-time faculty as liaison for the residents. You will also have the opportunity to work in a diverse variety of private family physicians' offices to help you make choices concerning your future career after graduation.


First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Office Practice (Family Medicine Center) (per week)

Range: 1-5 half day sessions

Range: 2-6 half day sessions

Range: 2-6 half day sessions

Overnight Call (average)

2-3 weeks night float

15 weekends per year and
6 weeks of twice weekly (all from home)
3 OB rotation calls

15 weekends per year and
6 weeks of twice weekly (all from home)

Rotations (in week)

Intro to FM /Office Practice (July 2) – (January-2)
Inpatient Adult Medicine (WMH) – 12
Medicine ICU (TMC) – 4
OB (CH) – 3 (BI) – 2
Inpatient Pediatrics (TMC) – 6
Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics (TMC) – 2
Nursery (TMC) – 2
Patient Centered Medical Home (CHA) – 3
Surgery – 3
Gynecology – 3
Emergency Medicine (WMH) – 4
Vacation – 4

Inpatient Adult Medicine (WMH) – 8
Emergency Medicine (WMH) – 4
Obstetrics (CH) – 3
Surgery – 1
Orthopedics (CHA) – 6
Outpatient Pediatrics – 3
Office Practice (Family Medicine Center) – 22
Vacation – 4
Repro Health (BI) – 2

Inpatient Adult Medicine (WMH) – 6
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (WH) – 4
Elective – 8
Office Practice (Family Medicine Center) – 30
Vacation – 4

Longitudinal Experiences


Professional Development
Integrative Medicine

Elective
Community Medicine
Procedural Medicine (office derm, gyn, etc.)
Geriatrics
Integrative Medicine
Internal Medicine Subspecialties
Surgical Subspecialties
Teaching Skills
Information Mastery

Elective
Procedural Medicine (office derm, gyn, Sports Medicine)
Geriatrics
Integrative Medicine
Internal Medicine Subspecialties
Surgical Subspecialties
Practice Management
Leadership/ Executive Skills/ Org. Effectiveness
Academic Project
Areas of Concentration


BI = Beth Israel, Boston, MA
CH = Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA
TMC = Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
WH = Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
WMH = Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, MA

First Year courses: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, Neonatal Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Second Year courses: Hyponosis Workshop, Advanced Cardiac Life Support