As a resident in the St. Louis family medicine residency program, you will spend time in more than twenty rotations.
|Family Medicine Inpatient||Three months||Two months||Two months|
|Pediatric Inpatient||Two months|
|Well Baby Nursery||One month|
|Intro to Ambulatory Care||One month|
|OB Inpatient||Two months|
|Medical ICU||One month|
|General Surgery||One month|
|Community Medicine||One month|
|Ambulatory Pediatrics||One month|
|Behavioral Health||One month|
|Emergency Medicine - Pediatrics||One month|
|Emergency Medicine - Adult||One month||One month|
|Musculoskeletal||One month||One month|
|Pediatric Specialty Clinics||One month|
|Practice Management||One month|
|Vascular/Breast Surgery||One month|
|Electives||Two months||Three months|
The Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency developed the Longitudinal Underserved Community Curriculum to prepare you for community-oriented primary care through focused study of community issues through the three years of residency.
PGY1: During the first month of residency, which is an ambulatory skills month, you will be introduced to our health center and community, including intimate partner violence simulation, neighborhood windshield survey and experiences with our staff.
PGY2: Each month, you will spend a day in Community Health Seminars led by the family physicians, pediatricians and behavioral health professionals at Family Care Health Centers.
PGY1-3: Monthly community-focused lectures in social determinants of health and cultural competency.
This model curriculum was developed through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration and has been shared with residency programs across the country.
|Child Abuse and Family Dynamics||Patient and family discussions, session with social worker, case studies|
|Child Developmental and Educational Issues||Simulation of learning disabilities, parent panels about experience with children with learning disabilities|
|Pediatric Nutrition||Community tour, exercise buying a healthy lunch for $5 within walking distance from health center|
|Child and Adolescent Community Resources||Visits to community after-school and summer programs, and home for families in crisis|
|Senior Safety Net||Visits to senior housing, senior day care, speech and hearing agency, primer on financial supports|
|Disabilities||Visit to independent living community support and disability agency|
|Adult||Chronic Disease Management: Obesity and COPD||Bariatric surgery experience, obesity management, COPD practicum|
|Addiction and Homelessness||Community agency visits, shadowing case workers of clients with insecure housing|
|Effects of Incarceration||Conversations with ex-offenders, site visits|
|State Health Policy at the Capitol||Meeting with Primary Care Association, hearings, conversation with state legislators on health issues|
|Medical Humanism||Reading, writing, and discussion about the practice of medicine, medical errors, and wellness|
|Neighborhood Health Care Safety Net||Visit community health center and settlement house, community tour|
|Recent Community-Focused Lectures|
|Cultural Competency (Bosnian, Albanian, Somali, and Latino populations; use of interpreters; citizenship and naturalization)|
|Health Disparities (Understanding Poverty, Health Outcomes in the Region, LGBTQ health, Health Literacy)|
|Behavioral (Addiction, Adolescent Risky Behaviors, SBIRT)|
|Violence (Intimate Partner Violence, Human Trafficking)|
|Policy (State Health Care Policy, Affordable Care Act)|
This residency emphasizes the awareness of social determinants of health and integration
of behavioral health care in the care of all of our patients.
Family Care Health Centers offers patients integrated behavioral health with a team of psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists and case managers providing care ranging from same day short intervention to long-term family support. Family Care Health Centers is participating in the Alive and Well STL project to become a trauma-informed organization.
In 2016, the residency was awarded a $1.9 million educational grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train Family Medicine Residents and Medical Family Therapy students side-by-side in Integrated Behavioral Health.
The Family Medicine Behavioral Health Collaborative Curriculum includes:
Family medicine conferences are held at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - St. Louis every Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
These presentations cover core family medicine topics given by family physicians and specialists from both SLU and the community.
This twice monthly series covers board review topics presented by our core faculty.
This monthly meeting allows residents and faculty to address issues pertinent to the residency. Recommendations for improvement are collectively developed.
These monthly lectures are for the entire Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine with guest speakers.
Residents present interesting case studies of patients they are currently managing either in the inpatient or outpatient setting.
Quarterly presentations and discussions about challenging cases from both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Discussion of the practice at Family Care Health Center.