Our Program

Curriculum

The program’s core purpose is to design and support a family medicine residency that develops physicians of the future who humbly serve our local community and ultimately, the communities in which they will independently practice. Given the limited number of primary care physicians in the State of Alabama, we are hopeful that many of our graduates may choose to practice in our local communities and their surrounding geographic areas.

We aspire for our graduates to develop comprehensive expertise in the clinical practice of family medicine, capable of success in either independent or employed physician practice. With these goals in mind, our program’s curriculum is a focused balance between inpatient and ambulatory care of patients of all ages in the Huntsville community and surrounding areas. Our program is structured as 13 four-week each academic year (July 1 through June 30).

A typical resident will experience the following rotations during their three years of training:

PGY1: Continuity Clinic is one half-day weekly for Inpatient Rotations and three half-days weekly for all other rotations

Intro to Family Medicine2
Inpatient Adult Medicine2
Inpatient Labor and Delivery1
Critical Care Medicine1
Emergency Medicine1
General Surgery1
Newborn Nursery1
Sports Medicine/Musculoskeletal1
Radiology/POCUS1
Anesthesia/Procedures1
Vacation**1

PGY2: Continuity Clinic is one half-day weekly on inpatient rotations and three half-days weekly on outpatient rotations

Outpatient Family Medicine2
Inpatient Family Medicine Service2
Inpatient Labor and Delivery2
Inpatient Pediatrics1
Pediatric Emergency Medicine1
Outpatient Pediatrics1
Behavioral Health1
Elective2
Vacation**1

PGY3: Continuity Clinic is one half-day weekly on inpatient rotations and four half-days weekly on outpatient rotations

Outpatient Family Medicine Service4
Night Float for Family Medicine Service1.5
Outpatient Pediatrics1
Outpatient Dermatology1
Emergency Medicine0.5
Health Systems Management0.5
Outpatient Otolaryngology0.5
Outpatient Ophthalmology0.5
Elective2
Vacation**1

*No more than two consecutive weeks of night float will be assigned at a time
**Can be taken 1-2 weeks at a time

Elective Options

Surgical: ENT, Ophthalmology, Bariatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Interventional Radiology or Surgical OB – Hospital-based

Medical: Adolescent Medicine, Gynecology – Office-based procedures, Dermatology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Sports Medicine – Advanced, Travel Medicine, Emergency Medicine – Advanced, Urgent Care Medicine – Advanced, Global Health, Community Free Clinic/Community Outreach, Radiology, Hospital Medicine – Advanced, or Rural Health

Other: Wellness or Research

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