- Three-week rotations
- Maximum elective time allowed by ACGME
- Private clinic in Center for Family & Sports Medicine, with clinic time increasing each year
- Dedicated procedure rotations, including performance of colposcopy, long acting reversible contraceptive insertion and removal, endometrial biopsy, minor skin procedures, exercises, treadmill testing, circumcision, joint injections
- Sports Medicine rotations
- High volume prenatal care clinic
- Robust inpatient adult, pediatric, and obstetric experiences
- PGY1 In-hospital call is 1 in 8
- PGY2 In-hospital call is 1 in 10
- PGY3 No weekend call. In patient in-hospital call is 1 in 30.
Areas of Concentration
Our residency program offers five areas of concentration (AOC) to enhance education for residents who are interested. We offer areas of concentration in healthcare disparities, women’s health, sports medicine, and hospice, palliative medicine, leadership and advocacy. In addition to our AOCs, we have dedicated LGBTQ health, anti-racism and POCUS curricula.
Model Practice Sites
The Center for Family & Sports Medicine at Daytona Beach is modeled after a private family medicine practice. The clinical wings house 22 exam rooms, an office lab, two procedural/treatment rooms and a family counseling room. The resident/faculty consultation room has current reference resources for case discussions and networked computers. Easy access to the medical center’s radiology and laboratory departments promotes rapid turnaround for acute services during office hours.
The clinic’s location enables residents to see patients on short notice if needed minimizing interference with inpatient duties. Faculty offices are centrally located on the administrative floor to encourage accessibility. Also located here are a conference room and a resident’s lounge with networked computers. When not seeing patients, camaraderie is enhanced by the nearby and spacious on-call lounge. This lounge is on-line with the hospital and facilitates retrieval of all patient information. The residents also maintain their own lounge library for on-call use.
During the first year, the resident spends one half-day per week in clinic. By the end of that year the ideal patient load will be approximately 60 patients. The second and third-year residents spend a minimum of two and four half-days, respectively, per week in these locations. The average buildup of a resident’s practice usually approaches 400 patients by the end of three years. A faculty member is always present for consultation with the residents and assistance with procedures.
On Friday mornings from 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Halifax Health Medical Center’s Department of Continuing Education has a 60 minute presentation of timely medical topics, pertinent to primary care. Our program faculty and residents participate in these presentations.
Our Residents participate in the morning report twice a week, with topics covering the diverse field of Family Medicine. Interesting cases are typically presented at morning report, followed by important teaching pearls.
Noon Conference is held daily at the Family Health Center. Our faculty, community preceptors, and area specialists teach residents on a variety of subjects. The noon conferences are scheduled by a senior resident, to ensure that the conferences are continuously meeting each resident’s educational needs.
Our residents participate in monthly workshops, focused on more hands-on learning, including sports medicine procedures, POCUS, women’s health procedures and more.
Fourth Year Externship Course Descriptions
This Family Medicine Clerkship or Externship rotation is designed for the third or fourth year medical student. The experience involves working closely with residents and faculty in a community based Family Medicine Residency Program. The student will actively participate in the in-patient management of adult, pediatric and obstetrical patients. In addition, the student will be exposed to and participate in the management of ambulatory patients in the Family Health Center. The goal of this rotation is to familiarize the student with the full scope of Family Medicine including such office procedures as colposcopy, joint injections and minor skin procedures. The Externship experience is more flexible according to the particular interest and needs of the Fourth Year Student.
For students interested in Sports Medicine, a combination Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Externship is available.
Meals in our hospital cafeteria are provided as a stipend for our externs.
Upon successful completion of the family medicine Clerkship/Externship, each third or fourth-year medical student should possess an appropriate level of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to accomplish the following objectives:
- To refine basic clinical skills that are essential to practicing family medicine effectively.
- To employ a primary care approach to the diagnosis and management of the most common problems seen in the family medicine setting.
- To establish effective doctor-patient relationships by using appropriate interpersonal communication skills.
- To gain knowledge and awareness of the principles and applications of health promotion and disease prevention in the family medicine setting.
- The student will develop an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the psychosocial, cultural, familial, and socioeconomic aspects of medical problems as they relate to patient management
- To gain exposure to, and an understanding of, the practice of family medicine and the role of the family practitioner within the health care delivery system.
- To provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous as well as episodic health care to the individual patient and family regardless of patient characteristics, specific disease, or setting of the patient encounter.
- To develop knowledge and skills related to common medical office studies and procedures practiced in the family physicians’ office.