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 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 Hospitals:

  • General surgery/urology: Four weeks
  • Emergency medicine: Four weeks
  • Internal Medicine/ICU: Eight weeks

At UH Geneva Medical Center:

  • General surgery: Two weeks

At UH Portage Medical Center:

  • Obstetrics/gynecology: Four 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: Four weeks
  • Women's Health Service: Four weeks

At various sites:*

  • Outpatient Pediatrics: Two weeks
  • 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

At UH Geauga Medical Center:

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

At UH Portage Medical Center:

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: Four weeks

At various sites:*

  • Outpatient Family Medicine: Four weeks
  • 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:*

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics: Four weeks
  • Orthopedic Surgery: Four weeks
  • Surgery subspecialty (ENT): Four weeks
  • Geriatrics: Four weeks
  • Neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine and sports medicine: Four weeks
  • Preventive/community medicine: Four weeks
  • Family medicine core: Four weeks
  • Family Medicine Continuity Clinic: Three-four half-days per/week (average)
  • Vacation/electives: 16 weeks (four weeks in area of concentration)
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