A Comprehensive Family Medicine Residency Program at Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Va.
The Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Residency provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training to our residents, with significant elective time available for each resident to tailor to his or her training.
Our weekly didactic conferences and workshops are an integral part of our residency training. Several components of the curriculum are taught in a longitudinal fashion which includes geriatrics, psychiatry, medical informatics and practice management.
The first year is devoted to in-depth hospital training where residents receive a broad base of general medical knowledge, rotating through the major services with associated outpatient experiences. The resident is taught by senior residents, faculty members and members of the hospital's attending staff. The resident sees patients one half-day per week in one of the Family Medical Centers and follows these patients in the Center for the entire three years of training.
In the second year of training residents serve as supervising resident on the Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine rotations. An increased emphasis is placed on training in ambulatory medicine. Two to three half-days each week are spent in their assigned center, with additional time learning ambulatory medicine in the outpatient setting. During this time residents develop a nursing home panel of patients they will follow in the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.
During the third year, residents spend most of their time in ambulatory medicine as they continue to follow patients at one of the medical centers and the nursing home. They take care of those patients if they are admitted to the hospital. Four half-days per week are spent in the Family Medical Centers during the year.