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Curriculum Highlights

St Peter Family Medicine Residency

We have an innovative curriculum, especially in our third year.

Rotations include a beloved rural medicine month each year. Several excellent sites are established within commuting distance or the resident may identify a new rural site for training. The second and third year rural rotations are "away" rotations during which the resident is excused from continuity clinic and call responsibilities.This allows residents to choose international opportunities such as Haiti, Kenya, and Guatemala or to develop new international sites.

We have a night float system in the first and second years and provide longitudinalized training during the second and third years in areas such as behavioral medicine, practice management, emergency medicine, geriatrics and urology.

We also emphasize obstetrical care and training. Our OB curriculum provides extensive training in high- and low-risk obstetrical care supported by two OB-Gyn faculty members. These faculty also participate in a Global Health Fellowship in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital working in Kenya, where residents can rotate, if they choose.

Longitudinal R-3 Curriculum

The third year curriculum is completely longitudinal and includes:
• 32 weeks in the continuity practice, with 8-9 half days of clinic per week.   
• Shared practice with R-3 team members.
• Eight weeks of full-time electives outside of the practice.
• Eight in-patient clinical chief weeks

Procedural Training

We offer a number of sub-specialty and procedural clinics, many of which have one resident and one attending physician scheduled per clinic. Some of our specialty clinics include:

  • Dermatology
  • Colposcopy
  • Gynecology
  • Travel Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Psychiatric Consultations
  • Pediatric Consultations
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Home Visits
  • Procedure Clinic

Other innovative curricular components include group visits and planned patient visits. The group visits include a multidisciplinary team of providers, including residents, faculty, behavioral scientists and nutritionists. Group visits are very popular with our patients, providing peer support and an emphasis on self-care goals. We currently offer group visits for:

  • Adolescent OB Clinic
  • Diabetes Care

We are a NCQA Level 3 recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Our early PCMH work included a 4 year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focusing on advancing diabetes self-management in the primary care setting.


 St Peter Family Medicine - Block Rotation Schedule


 Year I

 Year II

 Year III

FM Orientation
Medicine (1-2 Blocks)
Longitudinal Family Practice Clinic
Medicine (3 Blocks)
Night Inpatient Service (3-4 Blocks)
Rural Family Medicine - 4 weeks
Surgery Dermatology Clinic Coverage - 32 weeks
Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics Inpatient Medicine Service Chief - 8 weeks
Pediatrics Gyn / Elective
ENT/Opth: 1 week
Obstetrics Obstetrics Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: 2 weeks
Night OB Resident (2-3 Blocks)
Ambulatory Pediatrics
Elective: 5, 1-week blocks
Orthopedics Emergency Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine - Scattered days
Rural Family Medicine (SW Washington Sites)
Family Medicine

Specialty Clinics as listed above

  Rural Family Medicine