Curriculum Overview

The family medicine program is open to 15 residents in a 5-5-5 structure. It features a vital research component and incorporates many scholarly activities including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) research projects, Grand Rounds and case presentations.

In 2009, as a result of the University Hospitals primary care initiative, the program added multiple rotations within the system to provide experiences like inpatient and ambulatory pediatrics, behavioral medicine, community medicine and geriatrics. A unique feature of this program is training in our UH critical access hospitals. One block each year is devoted to a “rural selective,” in which interns are exposed to patients and medical/surgical health care environments in rural areas of Northeast Ohio.

Our innovative curriculum provides residents opportunities for individualized areas of concentration utilizing all UH system training sites. There is a strong integration of neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine/osteopathic manipulative treatment in all training years and an ambulatory focus in years two and three. The program also offers a unique “junior partner” practice model at an assigned core continuity Family Medicine Practice clinic site.

Year One

At UH Regional Hospitals:

  • General surgery/urology: Four weeks
  • Emergency medicine: Four weeks
  • Women’s health service: Four weeks
  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Eight weeks

At UH Geneva Medical Center:

  • General surgery: Four weeks

At UH Portage Medical Center:

  • Obstetrics/gynecology: Four weeks

At UH Conneaut Medical Center:

  • Rural selective, inpatient medicine/surgical: Two weeks

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital:

  • Neonatal intensive care: Four weeks
  • Newborn nursery: Two weeks
  • Inpatient pediatrics: Four weeks
  • Pediatric emergency medicine: Four weeks

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Two weeks

At various sites:*

  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM)/osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM): Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: One half-day per week (average)
  • Vacation/electives: Four weeks (in area of concentration)

Year Two

At practice site:

  • Family medicine core: Four weeks

At UH Regional Hospitals:

  • Neurology: Four weeks
  • Surgery subspecialty, ENT: Four weeks

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Obstetrics/gynecology: Four weeks
  • Emergency Medicine: Four weeks
  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Eight weeks

At UH Geneva Medical Center:

  • Rural selective, medical/surgical: Four weeks

At various sites:*

  • Cardiology: Four weeks
  • Ambulatory pediatrics: Four weeks
  • Psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Four weeks
  • Orthopedic surgery: Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Three half-days per/week (average)
  • Vacation/electives: Eight weeks (four weeks in area of concentration)

Year Three

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Eight weeks

At various sites:*

  • Internal medicine (selective): Four weeks
  • Surgery subspecialty (selective): Two weeks
  • Surgery subspecialty (Ophthalmology): Four weeks
  • Surgery subspecialty (ENT): Two weeks
  • Geriatrics: Four weeks
  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine and sports medicine: Four weeks
  • Preventive/community medicine: Two weeks
  • Family medicine core: Eight weeks
  • Health systems management/practice management: Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Three-four half-days per/week (average)
  • Vacation/electives: 16 weeks (four weeks in area of concentration)

Contact Us

Contact us to learn how UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education can help you realize your career goals, or to arrange a visit.

Donna Ayres
Program Coordinator
440-585-4821

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