Family Medicine: What Does That Mean in an Urban University Setting?

Family Medicine: The Core Training of Our Program

  • Continuity clinics at UW Neighborhood Clinics-Northgate or Harborview:
    • R1: 1-2 clinics per week
    • R2: 2-3 clinics per week
    • R3: 4 clinics per week
  • Core Skills and Home Focus:
    • R1 rotations: 6 weeks of outpatient educational and clinical experience
    • Common ambulatory care problems
    • Community medicine
    • R-1 support/R-3 Balint groups
    • Patient-centered communications
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course
    • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Course
    • Simulation Laboratory / WISH procedural modules
    • Dental health training
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service (medicine, OB, newborn care):
    • R1: 6 weeks
    • R2: 2 months
    • R3: 1 month
  • Community practice rotation:
    • R2: 4 weeks as arranged at:
      • Libby, MT
      • Sequim, WA
      • Othello, WA
      • Sitka, AK
      • Leavenworth, WA
      • Or at an individually arranged international or community site
  • R3 curriculum:
    • R3: 1 half-day per week
    • Advanced behavioral science skills
    • Community medicine
    • Practice management training
    • Individual scholarly projects
    • Self-selected group practice improvement activities

Family Medicine: The Medical Home Model

  • UW Neighborhood Clinic-Northgate
    • 18 Residents, 6 in each year
    • Six practice teams: 2-3 Faculty, 3 Residents (R1, R2, R3), 0-1 Physician Assistants
    • Pharmacist, Social Worker, Care Management, Behavioral Scientist, Nutritionist, Psychiatrist, Sports Medicine, Health Navigator, Ultrasound
    • Patients: from local community and the University
  • FMC at Harborview Medical Center
    • 6 Residents, 2 in each year
    • 8 Physician Faculty
    • Pharmacist, Social Worker, Care Management, Behavioral Scientist, Nutritionist, Psychiatrist, Ultrasound
    • Patients: predominantly urban underserved of central and south Seattle