The curriculum of Stamford Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency focuses on developing family physicians who know how to work as a member of a team to meet the health needs of a community.
The Overall Goals of the Curriculum Include:
- Introducing residents to the theoretical foundation of family medicine
- Developing skills to effectively function in an outpatient setting
- Recognizing the attributes and strengths family medicine offers physicians and the community
- Educating residents in the broad clinical scope of family medicine
- Educating residents in using evidence-based resources in a clinical setting
- Fostering a sense of compassion and camaraderie amongst peers
FIRST YEARFamily Medicine
SECOND YEARFamily Medicine
Note: Longitudinal subspecialty experiences include Ophthalmology, Urology, ENT, Dermatology, GI and Neurology
All inpatient rotations are based at Stamford Hospital. Most outpatient rotations are done in local physicians' offices. Others can be arranged as "away" electives. Electives are chosen by the resident with the input of the faculty advisor.
Additional Learning Opportunities
Through lectures, consultation with our excellent specialists, discussion with faculty, and managing their own patients, residents continually expand their knowledge base. There is an emphasis on the importance of continually improving their fund of knowledge through journal club, rounds, lectures, and regular family medicine (FM) conference days.
Didactic conferences occurs twice a week. They include journal club, lectures, procedural workshops, and board review. In addition to these lectures, the residents attend weekly medical and pediatric grand rounds in which experts from around the country present many interesting topics. Teaching rounds occur every day in the hospital with the Family Medicine faculty and hospitalist attendings.