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Residency Program Curriculum

The Phoebe Family Medicine Residency Program has an integrated and flexible three-year curriculum that is very innovative, while meeting ACGME/RRC-FM requirements for accreditation.

First Year

The first year of training begins with a two-week orientation. Residents are familiarized with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, the Phoebe Family Care Center and the Albany community. In addition, they are also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, as well as the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. The first year is spent in thirteen four-week block rotations, many of these on core clinical inpatient services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Upon entry into the program, all residents are assigned a panel of family medicine patients for whom they will provide continuity care for a three-year period. Residents are supervised in the Phoebe Family Care Center by family physicians on the faculty of the residency program.

After-hours and weekend care responsibilities for Phoebe Primary Care at Northwest patients admitted to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital are provided by residents rotating on the family medicine inpatient service, supplemented by second and third year residents on other rotations.

Second Year

In the second year of training, the primary educational focus begins to shift from the inpatient to the ambulatory setting. Second year residents spend three half-days per week seeing family medicine patients in the Phoebe Family Care Center. While family medicine inpatient service, ICU/CCU, and OB continue as important inpatient experiences, other rotations have more of an outpatient orientation.

Third Year

On most rotations, third year residents care for family medicine patients four half-days per week in the Phoebe Primary Care at Northwest. Senior residents have four four-week rotations of elective time available and are able to choose from a number of clinical learning experiences, including radiology and medical/surgical subspecialties, advanced OB, musculoskeletal and sports medicine, and more.