Didactics

Family Medicine Didactics occur weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and include topics presented by Family Medicine physicians, pharmacists, and specialists. Family Medicine-pertinent topics run on an 18-month cycle and routinely incorporate behavioral science and pediatric topics. A full list of didactic disciplines is presented below. In the past year, we have offered both fully remote and hybrid learning opportunities based on local viral activity within the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other didactic activities include: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) requirements, such as chronic care team meetings, Electronic Health Record (EHR) updates/best practices, Medical Decision Making (MDM), Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, wellness activities, Chief meetings, Program Director meetings, and administrative time for emails, notes, and patient follow up tasks.

Our quality improvement curriculum, the Longitudinal Outpatient Practice Improvement Rotation (LOPIR) occurs every other week, and it is dedicated to multi-disciplinary workgroups or large group presentations on resident quality improvement projects. All Family Medicine residents are expected to attend didactics unless on a restricted rotation or vacation.

Didactics Curriculum

  • Allergy/ENT/Ophthalmology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics 
  • Global Health  
  • Gynecology  
  • Health Maintenance/Preventive Care
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Human Sexuality including Gender-Affirming Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Medical Decision Making/Evidence Based Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal  
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/Maternity Care
  • Pain/Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics 
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Nephrology/Urology
  • Surgery

Workshops and Special Sessions

  • Annual: Resident Led “State of the Residency” and Faculty Response
  • Annual: Resident Problem-Solving Session
  • Annual: Scholarly Activity Day
  • End of Life Care
  • Interviewing Skills
  • IUDs
  • Monthly Behavioral Health Workshops
  • Musculoskeletal Exam Workshop
  • Office Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Immunizations
  • Professionalism
  • Splinting and Casting