The Western Reserve Hospital Family Medicine Residency is a 3-year, real world, outpatient focused program, following the requirements as set forth by the ACOFP Basic Standards. The clinical rotations are inpatient and hospital focused in year 1, with continuity experience 1 day per week. During years 2 and 3, the rotations are mainly outpatient and office based with 2 days of continuity care per week. Incoming residents can also choose a Western Reserve Hospital Family Medicine specialty track in sports medicine, women's health, manipulative medicine, or geriatrics, where a 1/2 day continuity care session is substituted for a longitudinal experience in the desired field. Call coverage is done from home on a weekly schedule, averaging to be one week on call every 2 months.
Educational activities and planning are dynamic, high-quality, resident-driven activities to meet the ever-changing needs of the program. There is a 24 month curriculum designed to encompass all disciplines and provide didactics from a variety of sources. Residents have protected time 1/2 day weekly for topic discussions, board review, OMM skills sessions, and journal club. View our curriculum section for expanded information of each of the items discussed above.