Curriculum

Ventura Family Medicine is committed to training residents in full-spectrum family medicine so that they may have the skills to work anywhere.  The Academic Family Medicine Center, our continuity clinic, is the core of our training program.  A wide range of medical, pediatric, and surgical specialists welcome our residents into their on-campus outpatient clinics to supplement their training.  The unopposed inpatient experience deepens and defines our training experience. 

Because there are no other residencies at VCMC, the family medicine resident is the primary doctor for nearly every patient, be it a laboring mother or a critically-ill ICU patient.  The hospital is structured to provide residents the support and supervision they need to practice high-quality medicine while preserving their independence.  Residents communicate directly with specialists and care for patients throughout all stages of their hospitalization, providing a depth of learning that only comes from taking personal responsibility for providing good medicine to a sick human being.

For more details about each rotation, use the menu to the left.  Below are overviews of each academic year.


PGY-1

PGY-1 residents build a basis for full-spectrum family medicine training under the supervision of senior residents and faculty attendings, transitioning from student to physician.  Their curriculum includes:

PGY-2

Second-year residents assume full ownership of their patients and refine their skills and knowledge base, while developing a teaching role with the interns.  It is a rigorous year but also productive and satsifying.  The curriculum includes:

PGY-3

In their final year, our residents prepare to transition to their post-residency careers by assuming a new level of independence in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  This year includes:

 

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