Curriculum Overview

The family medicine program is open to 12 residents in a 4-4-4 structure. It features a vital research component and incorporates many scholarly activities including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) research projects and case presentations.

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.

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 Medical Center:

  • Sports Medicine: Four weeks
  • Women’s Health/OB/GYN: Four weeks

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital:

  • Inpatient Pediatrics: Four weeks
  • NICU: Two weeks

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Emergency Medicine: Two weeks

At UH Cleveland Medical Center:

  • Inpatient Family Medicine: Eight weeks
  • General Surgery: Four weeks
  • Adult Emergency Medicine: Two weeks
  • Behavioral Health: Two weeks
  • Population Health: Two weeks

At UH St. John Medical Center:

  • Introduction to Family Medicine: Four weeks
  • Health System Management: Two weeks
  • MICU/ICU: Four weeks

Akron Children’s Hospital

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Four weeks

MetroHealth

  • Pediatric Ambulatory Medicine: Four weeks

Year Two

At practice site:

  • Family medicine core: Four weeks

At UH Regional Medical Center:

  • General Internal Medicine: Eight weeks
  • Radiology: Two weeks

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Adult Emergency Medicine: Four weeks

At UH Portage Medical Center:

  • OB/GYN: Four weeks

At various sites:

  • Cardiology: Four weeks
  • Dermatology: Four weeks
  • ENT: Two weeks
  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM)/osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM): Four weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery: Four weeks
  • Outpatient Pediatrics: Four weeks
  • Sports Medicine/OMM: Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Three half-days per week
  • Vacation/Elective: Eight weeks (four weeks in area of concentration)

Year Three

At practice site:

  • Family medicine core: Four weeks

At UH Regional Medical Center:

  • Psychiatry: Four weeks
  • Neurology: Four weeks

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Eight weeks
  • Gastroenterology: Four weeks

At UH Portage Medical Center:

  • OB/GYN: Four weeks

At UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital:

  • Newborn Nursery: Four weeks

At various sites:

  • Sports Medicine Foot & Ankle: Four weeks
  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM)/osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM): Four weeks
  • Sports Medicine: Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: 2 full days per weeks (average)
  • Vacation/electives: Eight weeks (in area of concentration)