Billings Family Medicine Residency

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Billings
MT
Site Details: 

The Family Medicine Clerkship in Billings provides a varied and excellent experience for students interested in exploring what Family Medicine can offer. Students will get to see a variety of clinic settings in Billings including a Community Health Center (MFMR/RiverStone Health), multi-specialty offices (West Grand Family Medicine/Billings Clinic West), and likely will have some inpatient medical experience in one or both of the hospitals. The rotation home base is through the residency, Montana Family Medicine Residency, however students will only be based here for a portion of their rotation. MFMR consists of twenty residents, 10 faculty members, and a variety of support personnel staff. Students are expected to participate in several educational meetings during the Wednesday afternoon didactic conferences at the residency, evening lecture series, and other student oriented events.

Satellite Sites: 

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Community: 

There are many excellent recreational opportunities in the Billings area including skiing, fishing, kayaking, mountain and road bicycling, golf, and tennis. There are many good local restaurants and breweries as well. For more information go to the Billings Track website at www.billingstrack.org

Common Clinic Patients: 

At the residency clinic (a community health clinic), students will see a mix of family medicine patients including lower income and the underserved. At the local hospital affiliated clinics, students will see a more typical mixture of outpatient populations.

On-Call Duties: 

Contact site coordinator for details, but any call shifts comply with RRC Intern Work Hours Requirements.

Housing/Transportation: 

A Six-bedroom, fully furnished house which may be shared with other students from in and out of the WWAMI Region. Amenities include BBQ, large back yard, wireless internet, basketball hoop. Please review housing information section prior to arrival. Need advance notice for children, but families are welcome. Sadly however, no pets are allowed. A car is necessary for this site. There is public transportation available if needed, however it would be prudent to have a vehicle to travel at any hour or for longer distances. Hospitals are a 5 minute walk from the student house. RiverStone Health Clinic is a 30-minute walk.

Other: 

Some facts about the weather in Billings

  • On average, the warmest month is July.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 112°F in 1901.
  • The average coolest month is December.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -49°F in 1899.
  • The maximum average precipitation occurs in June.

 

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