WRH's Family Medicine Residency rotation schedule includes Continuity of Care Sessions throughout each year.

PGY 1

  • 2 months of General Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month Nights
  • 1 month Family Medicine
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month General Surgery
  • 1 month OB/GYN
  • 1 month Allergy
  • 1 month Pediatrics - Emergency
  • 1 month Pediatrics - Inpatient
  • 1 month Endocrinology

During this year there is a 1 day per week Continuity of Care clinic experience, except during the block of nights.

PGY 2

  • 1 month General Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Women's Health/GYN
  • 2 months Surgical Subspecialty (includes Ophthalmology, ENT, Urology, Plastic Surgery, or Vascular Surgery)
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine
  • 2 months General Pediatrics, or Pediatric Subspecialty
  • 3 months Internal Medicine Subspecialty (includes Allergy, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, or Immunology)
  • 2 months Electives

During this year there is a 2 day per week Continuity of Care clinic experience.

PGY 3

  • 1 month General Internal Medicine
  • 1 month Women's Health
  • 2 months Surgical Subspecialty (includes Ophthalmology, ENT, Urology, Plastic Surgery, or Vascular Surgery)
  • 1 month Emergency Medicine or Medicine
  • 1 month General Pediatrics, or Pediatric Subspecialty
  • 3 months Internal Medicine Subspecialty (includes Allergy, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, or Immunology)
  • 3 months Electives

During this year there is a 2 day per week Continuity of Care clinic experience.

Continuity Of Care

Continuity of Care Sessions are the cornerstone of any family medicine residency. Our residents perform their ambulatory training at Stow Urgent and Primary Care Center; one day per week for first year residents and two days per week for second and third year residents.

Residents manage their own patient panel while learning the fundamentals of practice, including clinical documentation and coding. The focus for residents is building meaningful connections with patients while learning to provide effective and efficient care.

Our Stow Urgent Care and Primary Care Center, located just 5 miles from WRH, is where our Family Medicine residents receive excellent resident education while providing patient-centered care. Recently renovated, the Primary Care Center offers diagnostic and therapeutic modalities including radiology, lab services, colposcopy, spirometry, and dermatologic procedures. 

Continuity of Care Schedules Are Typically As Follows:

  • PGY-1: 6 patients per 1/2 day session
  • PGY-2: 8-10 patients per 1/2 day session
  • PGY-3: 10-12 patients per 1/2 day session¬†

Didactics

For all Western Reserve Hospital House Staff and medical students, there are weekly didactics including noon lectures and morning reports. In addition, there are monthly morbidity and mortality conferences, a tumor board case review, Grand Rounds, and twice monthly OMM skills sessions. Any trainee at Western Reserve Hospital or within the local service area is required to attend. There is protected time each week for Family Medicine specific educational components. There are 2 hours per week for topic and board review. There is also a monthly journal club, covering critical reviews of current literature, along with lecture by a specialty physician relevant to the lecture topic.

In addition, there are 1-2 evening lecture presentations per month offered to supplement new topics and clinical patient care questions.