We are … New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the FamilyMedicine community, For all those who work in, work with or are interested in Family Med, Press J to jump to the feed. However, no offense, but you're looking at a thing that doesn't matter as much as you think it does. I'm a third year in a fully opposed tertiary care center. I really appreciate you sharing your experience. Imagine, you’ve found the perfect Internal Medicine residency program and a fantastic Family Medicine residency program– but both are in the same hospital. Unopposed residency at Family Medicine-friendly community-based hospital, supporting three Family Medicine residencies. first let me say congratulations on matching! I see several reasons it isn't a 'lifestyle specialty,' as you call it. Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency is a 21-resident three year community based unopposed program located in the Portland Metro area. Non service blocks are like MAYBE 40-60 depending on what you want from them(my experience so far). United Family Medicine Residency 333 N Smith Ave, Suite 4640 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-241-1001 View map/get directions Quick links United Hospital Children's Hospital, St. Paul United Family Medicine … We rotated through EVERY department (most importantly their clinics - even wound care) and because the system was so overloaded, we were taught how to initiate care for most conditions (even DMARDs for rheumatologic cases) prior to sending them in to the specialist. Residency programs that share a hospital with other medical specialties are called Opposed Programs , while residency … 10150 SE 32nd Ave. Milwaukie, OR 97222. If you're the only resident in the ICU at an unopposed program, you will probably get more lines. 503-850-7087. Service inpatient was like 60-72 hours per week. Collaborative – A term some residencies are using to describe their opposed, but positive, culture. I went to an unopposed program but did med school at an academic hospital and my wife did residency at a large community hospital. Ambulatory FM you are looking at 40 hour weeks. It varies program to program based on how specialists interact with the residency and the patient population you serve. You will also need to find out if FM truly has broader scope of practice in their system. Thanks again. Prepare for the ABFM exam with the AAFP’s Family Medicine Board Review Express Livestream, February 18-21 and get the same in-depth Board review but with all the conveniences of your home or office. I'm not family medicine myself, but do see the appeal. 99% sure I want to open this practice in my hometown, where my friends, family and in … The Family Medicine Residency Program at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) is a premier site for full spectrum, unopposed Family Medicine residency training. Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency is a 21-resident three year community based unopposed program located in the Portland Metro area. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. This was my feeling but haven't really heard from any one in an opposed program who feels they are not getting adequate exposure or would not be prepared to work in a smaller community. Use the AAFP Family Medicine Residency Directory to find residency programs by location, community setting, international medicine opportunities, and more. I was torn about opposed vs. unopposed as well and ended up choosing a blended program that has the vast majority of unopposed experiences but rotates at academic hospitals for certain blocks. I'm a PGY2 at an unopposed FM program and love it! Procedural training can vary a lot though. I would recommend that guide your program choice more than the opposed/unopposed question. I'm not managing any of the … Off service rotations and electives you are generally looking at 40-50 hours a week. Do you sponsor ECFMG's? More posts from the FamilyMedicine community, For all those who work in, work with or are interested in Family Med, Press J to jump to the feed. Inpatient medicine/ICU you're looking at 72 hours a week for those blocks. 1) Unopposed 764 bed hospital building an entire new ER and hospital tower 2) Unopposed, we are the only residents at the hospital the faculty (FP, Surg, IM, Specialists) are always happy to see us and teach. The unopposed Family Medicine Residency program is slated to begin summer 2019 Media Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta is launching a new family medicine residency program … Unopposed 100%. You may also be deduced to working under NPs/PAs on specialty rotations and not learn much on a lot of rotations. I have to vote mine... unopposed community program. But I also understand that if you want to learn something you can usually find a way in any setting. Our residency is a member of the WWAMI Region Family Medicine Residency Network, a one-of-a-kind, multi-state medical education program designed to alleviate the shortages of healthcare programs in … An opposed program will probably give you a better quality of life during residency and training will be what you make of it. It’s been a great experience for me! First year is alternating service months with non service blocks. Yes. I intend to ultimately practice in a more rural/community setting, and I'd like to be exposed to as much as possible. It varies program to program based on how specialists interact with the residency and the patient population you serve. What percentage of your residents pass the Boards on … Highly recommend you pick an unopposed residency in a rural/smaller community. Thank you! Lots of unopposed programs out there where you aren't doing many procedures or seeing many interesting cases. Texas family medicine residency programs Why choose a Texas family medicine residency program? Recent FM grad from a 12-12-12 opposed program in a big city. Texas supports its … Are the 80 hour weeks rough? The Kistler Family Medicine Residency in Wilkes-Barre exemplifies Geisinger’s academic mission to train the best future physicians. A little bit of context: I have … Hi all, I'm wondering if any of you have an idea as to which residency programs are considered best in family med. Would you mind DMing me more info about your program? We are an unopposed program. I have a hard time imagining a downside to unopposed programs. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Much better learning. Affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine, VCMC is one of the original 15 programs approved in Family … Welcome to Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency! There are also some rural communities that just don’t have as much peds so search thoughtfully for that as well. Two main differences I saw were: 1. It's not hours that matter. Our Unopposed Family Medicine Residency Program Offers Distinct Advantages. What are some things I should consider when comparing them? You want to make sure you will see enough continuity patients to be board eligible. Is this more pronounced at unopposed programs? Basically where can I find a FM residency with decent hours. Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency Providence Milwaukie Hospital. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created uniquely challenging circumstances for your residency … Would throw in that you can have the best of both worlds with a community based or mostly unopposed program that has academic affiliation. Hi Reddit Friends – I am a 3rd year DO student interested in family medicine and needing some advice for moving forward into 4th year and applying for residency. Opposed – There are other residency programs at the primary facility, from one other to twenty others. Whether you are interested in pursuing a combined specialty — such as combining family medicine with emergency medicine, obstetrics, psychiatry, or preventive medicine Ranking prospective family medicine residency … You learn a much wider breadth of information. period. Unopposed Program St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program is the only medical Residency of the Mohawk Valley Health System. Would go for unopposed in a heartbeat if the decision was up to me (yay match). Opposed places have you rotate with other services frequently. But that doesn't mean you can't get lines in an academic center ICU. A really good academic center FM program that truly treats FM residents equally (they DO exist) will outdo most unopposed residencies when it comes to actual learning. The opposed program I chose was part of a county hospital in a large city with every specialty in house. We are an accredited 10-10-10 unopposed family medicine residency program with advanced training opportunities in geriatric medicine, sports medicine, and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine… If you go rural/unopposed, … FYI, the northeast will be very hard to find any good opposed FM programs. Our program is located just six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. North Colorado Family Medicine is a full-spectrum, unopposed Family Medicine Residency Training Program. This is why I want to leave FM to go into something more "cush". 'Better' training is subjective, given the breadth of our specialty. We currently work 40-50hr/week on outpatient blocks (5 2nd year, 9 3rd year) and 60-80hr/week ok inpatient blocks during 2nd and 3rd year. If you want to do rural go with unopposed. There are some non medicine related ways to help yourself through the residency experience. Welcome to the Prisma Health-Upstate University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville Seneca Family Medicine Residency. Even many unopposed ones aren't great. You need to focus less on the hours and more on the patient load. I’m not sure that this is unopposed or academic specific but more program specific. Family Medicine Residency Gundersen has a 40-year history of excellence in graduate medical education in multiple specialties, including: general surgery, internal medicine, transitional year, podiatry, … It’s evidently not as black and white as I first thought. Imagine, you’ve found the perfect Internal Medicine residency program and a fantastic Family Medicine residency program– but both are in the same hospital. Or does it matter. Beware that not all unopposed programs are created equal. The residents we train will be leaders in their community providing care to underserved patients throughout New England. Our program is located just six miles from downtown … Texas is a great place to train to be a family physician. 3) Salary 44k + the best benefits of any program I reviewed last year, 2000k CME $/per year, book $, PDA, paid step 3, Free parking and meals When I was in your shoes interviewing, rural programs said unopposed was superior whereas opposed programs said collaboration with other residents and practicing ebm was superior. My inpatient/outpatient training is great, but in the opposed specialities seriously lacking. Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (ME) Eastern Maine Medical Center FM Residency Program (ME) OHSU Klamath Falls Rural Program (OR) University of New Mexico-Santa Fe, Rural Track Program (1+2) University of Wyoming- Cheyenne Montana Family Medicine Residency Kootenai Family Medicine Residency (Coeur D Alene, ID) So - I know I'm late to the party, but really want to chime in. TAKE A CLOSER LOOK into our Family Medicine Residency Program Board Pass Rate We are proud of the success our … maybe the name but if not the state you're in? Internal medicine only focus on adults where as family medicine focuses on all aspects of pediatrics, adolescent medicine, OB, adult medicine and geriatrics. The Family Medicine Residency programs at Troy and Grosse Pointe are unopposed. I see several reasons it isn't a 'lifestyle specialty,' as you call it. These are the values that Roseburg Family Medicine Residency trusts our physicians in training will embrace during their three-year residency, and throughout their career in medicine. They both feel like 400 if you're working with complete tools. disagree with this... although rare, I went to an opposed program but rotated in and felt welcome in all the specialty clinics we rotated through. You should be asking how many patients you see as a third year. Unopposed doesn’t always mean you get to do everything. With a FM residency in a larger facility you are more siloed into FM which would be great if you wanna work in a large town with multiple specialties locally. Or if they are (bigger community hospitals), you as the FM resident aren't managing the patient to any real degree. I know its rough first year but from what i understand the outpatient in 2nd and 3rd year months typically get down to 40-50 hours per week. Look out how much the rural hospital transfers patients out. With finite numbers of cases in given time periods, each medical institution must allocate cases and opportunities to learn and practice specific medical procedures. Broad spectrum training for community engagement including medical assisted therapy, gender-affirming care, procedural skills, inpatient medicine… WellSpan is the … Unopposed places can either have a setup where the ICU really isn't seeing high acuity/complexity (rural hospitals) at a high frequency. The mission of the ECHN Family Medicine Residency Program is to train outstanding, capable, conscientious full spectrum family physicians through innovative and evidence based educational curriculum in a patient centered medical home. Maybe share in r/residency as a call for submissions once all sheets are created. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Is your recommendation based on experience with an opposed program? I've looked at U Washington, Ventura, UCSF, UVA, UNC, Utah...these all … 167 share Report Save level 2 M-4 Original Poster 8 months ago Such a good idea! Residency sucks. It doesn't matter if you spend 40hr/ wk or 50 hr/wk in clinic. If you go rural/unopposed, ask about these things so you find a good fit for your career goals :), Also keep in mind just because a program is unopposed from other residencies doesn't mean you aren't competing with IM attendings trying to see complex patients bc of the RVU system. For what it's worth, here are my six cents: Named in honor of highly-regarded family physician and community leader, David Kistler, MD, the program seeks to train community-based family physicians capable of taking care of both our local area, the state of Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. Intern year is about 80hr/week for inpatient and 40-50hr/week for outpatient which is only 3 months intern year. Residency Programs Residency Specialties No Comments Imagine, you’ve found the perfect Internal Medicine residency program and a fantastic Family Medicine residency program– but both are in the … Opposed – There are other residency programs at the primary facility, from one … Cookies help us deliver our Services. I just interviewed at an opposed program with high volume and strong inpatient presence where the residents felt extremely well prepared so I can definitely get where you’re coming from. Personal interests: Home improvement projects with my husband, showing the world to our toddler, outdoor activities, spoiling our pups, spending time with family… Unopposed – Means that at the primary educational facility (hospital) there is only a single residency program. The Real Concern? Academic programs? I’ve interviewed at purely unopposed hospitals where the community OB docs don’t let the fm residents do as much as academic programs. This is extremely hospital dependent. I’m at an unopposed program. But in a rural setting you would need a the diversity from an unopposed program. A huge decision factor for family medicine residency applicants will be whether to enter a program that is “opposed” or “unopposed” by other medical specialties. It is crazy. Seneca Family Medicine Residency is a rural family medicine residency program dedicated to the training of competent, compassionate, future-oriented family medicine physicians prepared to engage in sustainable, full-spectrum, rural family medicine. The on-call FM attending, covers the medicine, OB, and the peds service. I'm sure my experience isn't universally true, but that has not been my experience. OB was similar, and we will see about Peds. Now, … Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedical interests: Rural medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient medicine, and hospice.I also enjoy mentoring medical and pre-medical students. At the very least, if the program is strong and a good fit that might weigh more than just oppose vs unopposed. Thank you for coming to the party! If you are seeking full-spectrum, academic Family Medicine training, please consider the UIC Department of Family Medicine. You are definitely not selling yourself short by going into family medicine. I'm struggling to choose between opposed and unopposed programs while making my rank list. WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital - Family Medicine We are a community hospital-based family medicine program located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to train and prepare Family Physicians to practice and thrive in limited … I guess, at the end of the day, a lot will depend on WHERE you want to practice and what kind of patients/problems are you looking to work with. Find a place that has people you connect with. I know this is not the usual, and most opposed programs face a very real possibility of a less 'breadth-y' education, but I walked away learning a great deal of things that I heard friends at unopposed programs say, "yeah, we just sent that out" - meaning they just referred them out to a specialist. I between school and studying I do about 60-80 hour weeks now but I couldn't imagine being away from home all of that time. Unopposed – Means that at the primary educational facility (hospital) there is only a single residency program. The mission of the ECHN Family Medicine Residency Program is to train outstanding, capable, conscientious full spectrum family physicians through innovative and evidence based … This means that you will not be competing for learning experiences … Unopposed doesn’t always mean you get to do everything. We sponsor J-1 and H-1B visa. I know our 2nd year is by far more work, however. But, I will agree with another commenter. It’s hard getting conflicting advice! I was between two top tier programs in California, one opposed and one unopposed. Family medicine residency programs are specifically required to have residents assess community, environmental, and family influences on health. Who ever thinks FM residency is easier than IM residency (at unopposed programs), or that the patients are less complicated, is an idiot who knows nothing about FM. Family med also tends to have closer relationship with mental health than internal medicine, from what I garnered during medical school Family med also has a ton of variety in possible practice settings, that … Sounds awful. M4 on the residency interview trail. Going into FM with plans to open a DPC or traditional solo practice after residency. I am drawn to the idea of an unopposed program for the freedom and the perception that I would learn more, taught directly by attendings. You can also work in an outpatient setting, inpatient setting, urgent care and an emergency room. I'm a current 4th year med student applying to FM. And to play devil's advocate on the last example. You as the FM resident are n't managing the patient population you serve, ' you! 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