Didactics

  • Wednesday afternoons are protected for formal didactics.  Residency faculty, community attendings and resident physicians deliver engaging, evidence-based teaching geared toward clinical care for residency patients.  MFMR systematically updates its group didactics curriculum based on national guidelines and publications: including
    • AAFP Curriculum Guidelines
    • AOA/ACOFP’s “Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Family Practice and Manipulative Treatment”
    • AOA’s “Competency-Based Evaluation for Residency Training Programs in Osteopathic Family Practice and Manipulative Treatment.”
    • ACGME’s CLER Pathways to Excellence
    • STFM Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resources
    • CAFM residency training guidelines

     

    We have an 18- month cycle where topics are covered based on the percentage of questions you would expect to see on the ABFM board exam.  We also include teaching on osteopathic principles, and have dedicated time for the wilderness medicine curriculum,

     

    There are regularly scheduled meetings focused on care in a Patient-Centered Medical Home:

    • Psychiatry consults, in which residents and faculty present cases to a psychiatrist, who then gives recommendations and teaching.
    • Prenatal staffing, in which residents and faculty review current prenatal patients
    • Resident Balint, a group process of exploration and training in the doctor-patient relationship
    • Medical staff /all-staff meeting, clinic-wide meetings about program updates and quality improvement
    • Clinic team meetings: Monthly meetings that alternate between wellness activities and dedicated time for providers and support staff from each clinic team meet to develop ways to improve core measures and outreach to patients

    On Wednesday mornings, groups of two to five residents meet for two hours with faculty to work on procedures, simulation, public health, electronic medical records and discussions of various medical topics.