- Required rotations (core)
- Amount of elective time available (other electives available if accredited, international, etc.)
- Possible opportunities for away electives at other institutions and international rotations
- Sample of yearly schedule here
Holzer Health System is contracted with Ohio Valley Physicians to provide inpatient care. This relationship is positive for both organizations. The hospitalist (adult family medicine) service has a priority of admitting, rounding, and discharging the patients from the preceptors/faculty for the continuity clinics. They serve as the primary physician for those patients who do not have a primary care physician. After discharge, those patients continue to receive medical services with the resident in the outpatient continuity clinic.
The curriculum is written in such a way to maximize the opportunity for elective time. The program director's philosophy is that if it is required by the ACGME, then it is in the curriculum. As a corollary to this philosophy, residents are encouraged to find and develop a "niche" to get patient referrals and be comfortable with advanced practice. Examples of niches include Lifestyle Medicine, Wound Care, or Emergency Medicine. Elective time is encouraged to be utilized to develop these areas of interest.
Pediatric Continuity Clinic
We developed a relationship with the family practice and pediatric physicians in the Athens outpatient clinic and surgical center. The resident works a half day per month with the same pediatric provider to maximize the impact of the continuity of care.
- Tuesday afternoons (and occasional noon) conference consisting of:
- Journal club
- Text club
- Board Review
- Tumor board
- Family Medicine Grand Rounds
- Pediatric Grand Rounds