You'll be immersed in a range of educational opportunities at our model practice site, Coventry Family Practice. This busy office schedules more than 25,000 patient visits a year. Residents and faculty care for both private and indigent patients. While maintaining continuity and developing relationships with patients, you'll be exposed to a number of experiences from routine office visits to colposcopy and other procedures.
During your three years of residency, you will be the primary physician for a panel of Coventry Family Practice patients. You will be responsible for their care in office, hospital, home and nursing home settings.
Coventry Family Practice is committed to continuity of care, and it is not uncommon for residents to care for several generations of one family. We seek to preserve the resident's primary physician relationship with the patient.
Also, you'll be assisted by a strong support team including physicians, nurses, a psychologist, a nutritionist, billing staff and an admissions staff.
Family Medicine Residency Teaching Conferences
The core of the learning experience in the residency program is to combine supervised “hands-on” patient care experience with structured didactic educational sessions and department meetings.
Morning didactic presentations are given daily with the exception of time allotted for office task completion. The didactic presentations cover the full spectrum of Family Medicine topics and are delivered by family medicine faculty, specialists and residents.
Academic Day Lectures
All Family Medicine residents attend a four-hour academic day at the hospital's modern education center every Wednesday afternoon. During this protected time, lectures and hands-on workshops are presented by Family Medicine faculty, our subspecialty colleagues and the residents themselves. Topics from the entire breadth of Family Medicine are discussed over a 12-18 months curriculum.
Our Family Medicine conferences include a core medical lecture series, journal club and medical ethics. Topics follow a 12-18 months curricular cycle. Learning is further enhanced by a daily academic schedule developed especially for our Family Medicine residents consisting of didactic lectures, radiology conferences and resident case presentations. Residents also are invited to participate in medical staff educational activities such as departmental Grand Rounds and monthly cancer conferences. A variety of professional issues are addressed during year-specific forums designed to meet the ongoing needs of each class. Other special programs such as ALSO training, a Resident Research Symposium, a roundtable on career opportunities and a workshop on contract negotiations are sponsored by the Rutgers Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies. An office-wide annual audit program teaches residents to effectively manage practice quality and improvement.
Feedback and Evaluation
Residents meet regularly with their advisors to set rotation-specific and personal learning goals, and to assess the progress they have made toward achieving them. Faculty and advisors routinely solicit and rely on resident input to enhance St. Luke’s Hospital – Warren Campus' educational program. Our educational system reflects the faculty's commitment to the concepts of the adult learner.
Farley Education Center Auditorium
Many lectures are presented in the hospital's Farley Education Center auditorium. The 96-seat auditorium, which opened in 1998, includes an advanced audio and visual system.
Within walking distance of Coventry Family Practice is St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus. There you’ll be exposed to all aspects of a 214-bed community hospital, which includes a Critical Care Unit and a 24-hour, award-winning Emergency Department. St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus also has a number of advanced technologies and services including:
- A team of internists
- A cardiac catheterization laboratory
- Currently upgrading to a state-of-the-art CT Scan
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
The 250-member medical staff includes generalist, specialist and ancillary providers. As a member of the hospital’s sole residency program, you’re an important part of the hospital team.
St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus' membership in the Rutgers Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies provides links to major academic medical centers.