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The Community-Based Family Medicine (CBFM) Residency program boasts a robust didactics curriculum that aims to engage residents in critical analysis of evidence-based medicine.


The curriculum is designed to review material in a systems-based approach, alternating among relevant Family Medicine topics every month. This allows a focused investigation into every organ system at least once a year, strengthening resident physician critical thinking within the broad scope of Family Medicine.

Didactics are scheduled every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


Residents are excused from their rotations in order to  attend and participate in didactics.

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Resident's Lectures

The residents themselves take ownership of their didactics by regularly delivering case presentations and leading journal club. They also provide monthly updates on Family Medicine guidelines and share clinical pearls in managing chronic conditions common in primary care.

Core Faculty Lectures

The curriculum is further bolstered by contributions by core faculty who lecture and lead skills workshops for suturing, toenail removal, and ultrasound technique throughout the year.

Guest Lecturers

The residency is also privileged to welcome guest lecturers who instruct on various topics, including Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Rheumatology, Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, Endocrinology, and Healthcare Laws and Regulations, to name a few.

Biweekly Boards Review

In preparation for Family Medicine Boards, biweekly boards review is incorporated into didactics in a systems-based manner including Jeopardy-style board review. Integrating common topical board review questions reinforces learning and invites discussion among residents and faculty while team building and problem-solving with peers.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

Finally, in appreciation of the educational and clinical value of OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine), we are excited to introduce monthly lectures and skills workshops this fall. This addition to didactics will allow residents to hone their OMM skillset as the program approaches its goal of Osteopathic Recognition.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop

Residents receive point-of-care ultrasound training through a systematic educational approach including hands-on workshops, lectures, and encouraged use of POCUS in the clinical setting. The supportive nature of the program fosters a mentorship that enables residents to enhance their ultrasound skills while simultaneously taking care of their patients.