Curriculum

  • Family Medicine Service
    • We have a busy inpatient service where we care for all our continuity RiverStone Health patients while admitted at either community hospital (Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare).
  • ICU
    • All residents spend four weeks in the ICU at St. Vincent Healthcare working closely with the intensivist.
  • Pediatrics
    • We rotate with two pediatric groups in town, Billings Clinic pediatrics and Children’s Clinic.
    • One four-week rotation with Children’s Clinic with one of weeks dedicated to newborn nursery and clinic.
  • Obstetrics
    • We cover all patients who receive prenatal care through RiverStone Health Clinic.
    • Residents assist in the management of high risk patients with the Maternal Fetal Medicine group.
    • Residents work with the midwife group on labor and delivery and in their outpatient clinic.
    • Residents will attend newborn resuscitations with the NICU team.

 

  • Emergency Medicine / Pediatric ER

 

  • Two four-week rotations at St Vincent Healthcare’s emergency department over first and second year.
  • One four-week rotation at Primary Children’s emergency department in Salt Lake City.

 

  • Nocturnist
    • Two separate rotations split the week between weekday and weekend night rotations, where an intern and upper level resident cover our inpatient service overnight.

 

  • Oral Health
    • One-week rotation spent with the RiverStone Health Dental Clinic.

 

  • Rural Rotation
    • We offer a four-week rural rotation in second and third years.
    • Any rural site can be chosen, but there is a stipend offered if you stay in Montana.

 

  • Surgery
    • Four-week rotation during the intern year with Surgical Associates group.
    • First week is inpatient surgical management.
    • Three weeks are in a surgical clinic, with focus on clinical decisions around peri-operative care and outpatient procedures.
    • You will be on trauma call during clinic days as well as on some nights.

 

  • Sports Medicine / Musculoskeletal Medicine / Orthopedics
    • Sports Medicine is two weeks spent with a focus on exercise physiology, nutrition and physical therapy.
    • Musculoskeletal Medicine is two weeks spent with our sports medicine faculty/fellow in clinic developing physical exam skills, practicing injections and assessing patients for a variety of MSK injuries.
    • Orthopedics: Capstone four-week rotation with local orthopedic specialists to hone MSK skills and understand diagnostic approach and surgical options for musculoskeletal disease.

 

  • Management of Health Systems/Scholarly Activity
    • Each year you and your class will have two weeks dedicated to learning about health systems. Topics include contract negotiation, coding/billings, staff management, ethics, scholarly activity and board certification.

 

  • Academic and Supervision
    • Two-week rotation early in the academic year to help guide and supervise new interns as they integrate into our medical care team.

 

  • Electives
    • A variety of electives with local specialists is available to prepare you for independent practice.

 

  • Wellness
    • Wellness elective focuses on personal resilience for care providers.