2635 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501      970-298-CARE (2273) / 1-800-458-3888
St. Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
 
 
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Residency Program Curriculum

Our curriculum meets all requirements for the AAFP, ABFM & the ACGME.

The format is 13 four-week blocks/year.

PGY-1

  • Community Medicine - 3 weeks - exposure to programs & safety net services for Mesa County. Teach Tar Wars and Human Growth & Development in area schools.
  • Emergency Medicine - 3 weeks - 1-on-1 with ER Docs in the regional medical center.
  • Outpatient Pediatrics- 1 block - Well Visits in our clinic & time with the 15 doc peds practice.
  • General Surgery - 1 block - 1-on-1 with local surgeons. All aspects of surgical practice.
  • Mole - 3 weeks - ER shift + Family Medicine Center pt phone calls from home after midnight.
  • Neonatal ICU - 1 block - 1-on-1 with neonatologists in our level 2+ nursery.
  • Obstetrics - 2 blocks - "Deck Doc". Shift work - no true call.
  • Oral Health - 1 week - 1-on-1 with local providers covering the full spectrum of dental care.
  • Orthopedics - 1 block - 1-on-1 with Orthopedists in busy office & operating theatre.
  • Teaching Service - 4 blocks - adults & peds from our practice or without a local Doc. Admitting Q 4 days only. Night Float covers PMs.
  • Vacation - 3 weeks - starting in paradise. Raft the Colorado? Mountain Bike Fruita or Moab?

PGY-2

  • Cardiology - 2 weeks - 1-on-1 with local Cardiologist.
  • Community Medicine - 2 weeks - expanding on 1st yr experience.
  • Elective - 1 block - 1st of 5 begin this year to allow more flexibility.
  • Evidence Based Medicine/PCMH - 1 week to focus on this key area.
  • General Surgery - 1 block - in & out patient, OR time, pre/post op care, consults, Trauma service.
  • Gynecology - 1 block - Public Health clinic with procedural focus.
  • Management of Health Systems - 1 week - intensive experience with key professionals & faculty. Practice mgt course.
  • Mole - 1 week - same as in 1st yr.
  • Neurology - 2 weeks - 1-on-1 with local neurologist.
  • Night Float - 1 block - shift work covering the Teaching Service.
  • Obstetrics - 1 block - Building on 1st yr skills.
  • Ophthalmology - 2 weeks - 1-on-1 with local Ophthalmologists.
  • Pediatrics - 3 weeks in/out patient - 1-on-1 with Pediatrics group.
  • Peds House Officer- 3 winter time weeks caring for all peds patients
  • Radiology - 1 week - 1-on-1 with hospital radiology group. Can you read all the films yet?
  • Rural in Buena Vista, CO Pop 2150 - 1 block. Experience what life will be like after graduation. (morning rush hour traffic may be a herd of elk!)
  • Teaching Service - 6 weeks - an amazing mix of dx & mgt experiences with you in charge.
  • Urology - 2 weeks - 1-on-1 with local urologists.
  • Vacation - 3 weeks - Hike several of the 56 14ers, Ski dozens of world class resorts.

PGY-3

  • Ambulatory Care - 2 weeks - Just like real practice!
  • Chief Resident - 1 block - Jr Faculty role includes overseeing the inpatient service.
  • Copper Mtn.- 1 block - sports medicine/ortho at major destination resort. An unparalleled capstone experience - (housing & mileage paid for this & all required out of town blocks)
  • Dermatology - 2 weeks - 1-on-1 with local Dermatologists, supplements FMC experience.
  • Electives - 4 additional blocks - plan with your advisor to meet your personal interests. Many options to cover special areas & tailor your education for your future practice.
  • ENT - 3 weeks - 1-on-1 with ENT group - a resident favorite!
  • Mole - 2 weeks - as noted above.
  • Night Float - 2 weeks - as noted above.
  • Pediatrics - 3 weeks in/out patient - polish your skills with dedicated group of Peds.
  • Peds House Officer - 3 weeks - winter-time care of all inpatient children.
  • Pediatrics Specialties - 3 weeks - 1-on-1 rotation with our local or visiting sub-specialists: GI, Pulmonary, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Ortho, Surgery, Cardiology, etc.
  • Teaching Service - 1 block - assure your readiness for independent practice.
  • Vacation - 3 weeks - what will you do this year?