During your last year of residency, you’ll assume a leadership role while refining your ambulatory care skills and becoming fully prepared for practice.

Clinical Program

Your PGY-3 year sets the stage for your independent practice of medicine.

You’ll enhance your ambulatory care skills in clinical rotations that address health concerns common to outpatients.

The bulk of these rotations — including cardiology, dermatology, geriatrics, headache/neurology, orthopedics and sports medicine — take place in private practices or clinics.

You’ll spend more time at your family medicine center — from three to four half-days, depending on your rotations.

In addition, you’ll supplement this training with a dedicated two-week rotation at your FMC.

You’ll take on a supervisory role as chief resident on the family medicine inpatient service.

Among other responsibilities, this includes:

  • assisting first- and second-year residents with patient management
  • organizing rounds
  • assigning patients
  • ensuring that residents complete discharge paperwork
  • scheduling specialist lectures

As with your PGY-2 year, you’ll devote 10 weeks to electives.

Our third-year research curriculum consists of a clinically relevant scholarly project that you’ll collaborate on with your peers.

Didactic Program

  • Conferences and Seminars
    Our conferences and seminars encompass the full spectrum of family medicine topics so you can build a foundation for your practice, advance your skills and stay current on important trends.

Teaching Duties

Your teaching responsibilities on the family medicine inpatient service will include:

  • assigning presentation topics to — and giving presentations for — junior residents and medical students
  • providing feedback about medical students’ histories and physical examinations/write-ups
  • teaching medical students about topics pertinent to family medicine and/or patients on your service