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)
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