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Graduate Medical Education

Educational Activities

Family Medicine

Family Medicine Residency Educational Resources
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.

Academic Day Lectures
All Family Medicine residents attend a four-hour academic day at the residency office 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 18 month curriculum.

Board Review
We understand that preparing to take your board examinations can be very stressful, and we have put several programs in place to help you. All residents have access to the AAFP's renowned Board Review Express course. The resident led board review sessions during didactic academic days.

Third year residents are provided with up to 5 days and $2,000 to participate in a board review course. Finally, all of our faculty know how to prepare you! Combined Resident ACGME/AOA Lecture Series.

Residents from all St. Luke’s training programs attend these monthly conferences in which medicolegal, social, educational and profession-specific issues are reviewed. These occur the second Thursday of the month.

OPTI
Our residency program participates in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI), which gives our osteopathic residents access to the resources of one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the country. The OPTI helps us train our osteopathic physicians by sending visiting professors to augment the education given by our own faculty.

Other Conferences
Family Medicine residents participate in quarterly morbidity and mortality discussions, evidence-based medicine journal clubs, and practice management seminars. Residents are also able to take advantage of the robust education department at St. Luke’s and attend on-site Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. Yearly workshops give residents hands-on experience with minor surgical procedures, colposcopy, spirometry, neonatal circumcision, and joint injection techniques.