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Residency Curriculum 

As the only residency program at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, our residents enjoy strong support from the highly skilled medical staff. A diverse group of community physicians enthusiastically teach our residents and work collaboratively with the residency program. Recognizing the multiple interests and varied eventual practice settings of our graduates, our program offers a flexible competency based curriculum with a variety of areas of concentration, including medicine for the underserved, hospitalist, rural medicine, sports medicine, obstetrics, geriatrics, faculty development, palliative care, research, and urgent care/emergency medicine. Our osteopathic resident physicians have the opportunity to hone their OMT skills in conjunction with our structured osteopathic medicine curriculum. 

Our educational curriculum is designed to address the development of clinical skills as defined by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)'s six areas of general competencies: 

I. Patient Care 

II. Medical Knowledge 

III. Practice-based Learning and Improvement 

IV. Interpersonal and Communication Skills 

V. Professionalism 

VI. Systems-based Practice 

All evaluations, including rotation, faculty, and summative evals demonstrate adequate acquisition of each competency. 

I. First Year 

  • Inpatient Teaching Service (3 months)  
  • Cardiology (1 month) 
  • Emergency Room (1 month) 
  • General Surgery (1 month) 
  • Obstetrics (2 months)  
  • Pediatrics, Inpatient (2 months) 
  • Night Float (6 weeks)  
  • Vacation (2 weeks) 

II. Second Year 

  • Inpatient Teaching Service (2 months) 
  • Geriatrics (1 month) 
  • Gynecology (1 month) 
  • Newborn Nursery/NICU (1 month) 
  • Night Float (1 month) 
  • Orthopedics (1 month) 

III. Third Year 

  • Inpatient Teaching Service (1 month) 
  • Behavioral Medicine (1 month) 
  • Community Medicine (1 month)
  • Night Float (2 weeks)
  • Pediatrics, ER (1 month)

IV. Second or Third Year 

  • Management of Health Systems (2 weeks)  
  • Dermatology (1 month) 
  • ENT (2 weeks) 
  • General Surgery (1 month) 
  • Internal Medicine Subspecialties: (a composite of 12 weeks of the following subspecialties must be completed during training)  
    • Allergy/Immunology 
    • Endocrinology 
    • Gastroenterology 
    • Hematology/Oncology 
    • Infectious Disease 
    • Intensive Care 
    • Nephrology 
    • Pulmonology 
    • Rheumatology 
  • Ophthalmology (2 weeks) 
  • Orthopedics or Sports Medicine (1 month) 
  • Radiology (2 weeks) 
  • Urology (2-4 weeks) 

Elective Rotations 

  • Adolescent Medicine 
  • Anesthesiology 
  • Bariatric Medicine 
  • Integrative Medicine  
  • Emergency Medicine  
  • Family Medicine Preceptorship  
  • Headache Medicine 
  • HIV 
  • Hospitalist 
  • Intensive Care  
  • International Medicine  
  • Advanced Obstetrics  
  • OMT  
  • Pain Management & Palliative Care 
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology 
  • Rehabilitation/Physical Medicine 
  • Research 
  • Rural Preceptorship 
  • Sports Medicine 
  • Trauma Surgery 
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound

Additional Certifications (required and paid for by program):

  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) 
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)

Additional Certifications (optional, CME funds may be used):

  • Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

 

Procedure Opportunities

Our residents have extensive opportunities to perform a wide variety of procedures throughout their residency education, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Procedure documentation is required. Our full time family medicine faculty and community attendings are highly skilled and enthusiastically teach and assist the residents with procedures.

Listed below are some of the most common procedure opportunities that our residents gain experience in throughout their training:

  • Anoscopy 
  • Colposcopy 
  • LEEP 
  • Endometrial Biopsy 
  • IUD Inserton and Removal 
  • Cardiac Treadmill Testing 
  • Circumcision 
  • Lumbar Puncture (infants and adults) 
  • Central and Arterial Line Placement 
  • Slit Lamp Examination 
  • Joint and Soft Tissue Aspiration and Injection 
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy and Removal 
  • Cryotherapy of the Skin 
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal 
  • Laceration Repair 
  • Incision and Drainage of Abscesses 
  • Casting and Splinting of Fractures 
  • Surgical First Assist (e.g. Cesarean sections) 
  • OMT 
  • Multiple OB Related Procedures: Vaginal Delivery, Vacuum Assisted Vaginal Delivery, Episiotomy & Laceration Repair, Amniotomy 

 

Educational Workshops 

Our year-long curriculum of Educational Workshops is designed to supplement the residents' clincal experiences. Topics are geared toward meeting the needs of the residents at different stages in their training. Educational Workshop Schedule for 2012 - 2013

 

Recent & Ongoing Scholarly Activity and Quality Improvement by Our Residents

Turner A. Adult onset of Henoch-Schonlein purpura in a woman with thrombocytopenia, anemia and oral ulcerations: A case report. Poster presentation, Academic Excellence Day, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011.

Jentoft C, Johnson N. Unexplained mural thrombus of the descending thoracic aorta with peripheral embolization and renal infarction: A case report. Poster presentation, Academic Excellence Day, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011.

Taylor J, Tomazic R. Post-partum presentation of eclampsia: A case report. Poster presentation, Academic Excellence Day, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 2011.

Dutro, N. A Curious Case of Diplopia. Scottsdale Healthcare –Osborn Cancer Board, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2011.

Beckman, J. From dyspnea to dehydration: A case of acute renal failure resulting from aquaphoresis. A case report. Poster presentation, Academic Excellence Day, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012.

Taylor, J. Tophaceous gout: The “million dollar work-up” vs. a “good” history and physical. A case report. Poster presentation, Academic Excellence Day, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012.

Turner, A. ABC News rotation. March 2012. ARTICLES:

BLOGS:

Gordon, C. Use of procedure clinics in Family Medicine residency training. Survey research.

Gordon, C. Procedures performed in Family Medicine residency clinics. Survey research.