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Glasgow, KY 42141
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Curriculum & Call Schedule

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to teach skills needed to practice Family Medicine in any setting while allowing enough flexibility and elective time for pursuit of individual interests.

Post-Graduate Year 1

  • Family Medicine Center (one to two half days/week)
  • Orientation, BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP (the week prior to July 1)
  • Orientation/Family Medicine Hospital Service (2 weeks)
  • Community Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Family Medicine Hospital Service (13 weeks)
    (includes 1 week during holiday schedule*)
  • OB/Peri core rotation (4 weeks)
  • General Surgery (4 weeks)
  • GYN (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Pediatric Wards at Norton Children’s Hospital (8 weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Norton Children’s Hospital (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine and Night Float (4 weeks)
  • Vacation taken one week at a time during certain rotations (4 weeks)
    (includes one week during the holiday schedule*)

Post-Graduate Year 2

  • Family Medicine Center (4 weeks – two to three half days/week)
  • Family Medicine Hospital Service Chief of Service (5 weeks)
    (includes 1 week during holiday schedule)
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Outpatient (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology I: Inpatient (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine and Night Float (12 weeks)
  • Outpatient Pediatrics (4 weeks)
  • Health Systems Management (4 weeks)
  • Electives (8 weeks)
  • Inpatient Pulmonary, includes critical care (4 weeks)
  • Radiology (2 weeks)
  • ATLS (optional)
  • Conference time taken in any combination of 5 days (1 week)
  • Vacation taken one week at a time during certain rotations (4 weeks)
    (includes 1 week during the holiday schedule*)

Post-Graduate Year 3

  • Family Medicine Center (three to four half days/week)
  • Family Medicine Hospital Chief of Service (8 weeks)
  • Medical Subspecialty Longitudinal Rotation (12 weeks)
  • Cardiology II: Outpatient (4 weeks)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology (2 weeks)
  • Urology (2 weeks)
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Outpatient (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient Pulmonology (2 weeks)
  • Electives (6 weeks)
  • OB/Peri (4 weeks)
  • Geriatrics (4 weeks)
  • Family Medicine Outpatient (1 week)
    (during holiday schedule)
  • ATLS (optional)
  • Conference time taken in any combination of days (1 week)
  • Vacation taken one week at a time during certain rotations (4 weeks)
    (includes 1 week during the holiday schedule*)

* The holiday schedule allows the residents to work in shifts during the last two weeks of December for half the time and take vacation the other half.

* Didactics 5 – 6 hours/week, usually 1.5 hours on Tuesday and .5 hours on Wednesday & Thursday mornings and 3-4 hours on Friday afternoon.

Call Schedule

Post-Graduate Year 1

Residents are on call all weekends (with every Monday off) during the 3 months (generally nonconsecutive) of inpatient service. For the majority of other rotations, residents average call 2 weekends out of 4, from July to March with no weekend call thereafter on non inpatient service rotations.

Post-Graduate Year 2

During the month of inpatient service, residents are on call 2 out of 4 weekends, and average 1 out of 10 weekend calls on rotations other than inpatient service and night float.

Post-Graduate Year 3

During the 2 months of inpatient service, residents take weekend calls 2 out of 4 weekends and average 1 out of 24 weekend calls on rotations from July to March other than inpatient service.

       *Any Nightfloat is 5 out of 7 days each week for the rotation

       *All call schedules precluding extenuating circumstances

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