Students will see patients assigned to the Family Medicine Residency faculty at the Family Medicine Residency Program outpatient clinic two to three half days per week. Students will also be scheduled to travel to Tri-County Medical Center in Pine Bluffs with a Family Medicine faculty member six half-days a week during the rotation. Students will round daily at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with the Family Medicine Residency faculty and the Family Medicine residents assigned to inpatient services one week of the rotation. The student will remain at the hospital for two or three half-days per week, and will work with the on-call Family Medicine resident in completing patient care tasks. Students will also spend 2-3 half-days doing procedures in the clinic including endoscopy.
Community visits include participating in nursing home rounds and visiting the Davis Hospice Center and the Cheyenne/Laramie County Health Unit. Students can attend daily noon lectures coordinated by the residency program (including journal club) and hospital grand rounds. Scheduled evaluation will be provided for students both written and verbally.
Tri County Medical Center
Cheyenne is located in the southeast corner of Wyoming, approximately fifty miles from the main campus of the University of Wyoming. Cheyenne prides itself on community and offers local theater, rodeo (Cheyenne Frontier Days, the oldest and longest running outdoor volunteer rodeo), and a nationally recognized symphony. Cheyenne is also close to several national parks including Medicine Bow National Forest and Snowy Range Mountains. Recreational activities include hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, and skiing (downhill and cross country).
Students will accompany the on-call Family Medicine resident when called to the Emergency Department. ER experience will involve only patients that are registered with the Family Medicine Residency Program or those admitted as unassigned patients. Students may also be assigned on-call responsibilities one or two nights a week. This will involve accompanying the on-call resident in the hospital when required for patient care or admissions.
Please ask your site coordinator for more information.
A one bedroom apartment will be provided. Please ask your site coordinator for more information about accommodating families. A car is required.
Some facts about the weather in Cheyenne
- On average, the warmest month is July.
- The highest recorded temperature was 100°F in 1939.
- On average, the coolest month is December.
- The lowest recorded temperature was -38°F in 1875.
- The maximum average precipitation occurs in May.