The PGY-2 resident has two to three continuity clinics weekly. Call averages every 14th night through the year, with some of that call taken from home. In this year, the resident moves into a supervisory role and takes on more responsibility for teaching the interns. The PGY-2 residents participate in a float system to cover senior call during the week.
Behavioral Medicine2 weeks
Residents on this rotation spend a majority of their time with our behavioral medicine staff and with Wyoming Recovery. They also participate in both CSI and MAT clinics. This rotation is to further build upon skills to the diagnosis and management of common mental health conditions in the primary care clinic. The rotation will also help the resident further refine skills in visit structure/patient interaction through direct observation.
The resident spends this rotation working with one of the local cardiologists. The resident gains a great deal of experience managing cardiac patients, interpreting stress tests, placing central lines, interpreting EKGs, and assisting with cardiac catheterizations. The resident rounds with the cardiologist in the ICU and the wards, as well as participates in outlying cardiology clinics.
The resident works one on one with the dermatologist mostly seeing office patients. One has the opportunity to see a variety of dermatological pathology plus perform numerous surgical procedures, especially excisional biopsies.
Elective Rotations8 weeks
Residents may select and plan their own electives locally, or out of town. These may include anesthesia, wound care, ENT, Infectious Disease, Hospital medicine, Hospice, Urology, Oncology, and Neurology to name a few.
ICU/Critical Care Medicine4 weeks
The resident works one on one with our critical care/pulmonology specialists. The resident gains experience in general ICU care, especially ventilator management. There are also pulmonology consults on the floors and a plethora of procedures including thoracenteses, chest tube placement, central lines, and intubations.
Night Float6-8 weeks
The resident works as a team with the PGY-1 resident to cover the inpatient service M-Th, 5:30pm-7am while completing 2 continuity clinics a week. This rotation provides experience focused mainly on adult medicine, while providing continuity of care for all service patients and providing supervision for the PGY-1 resident.
Obstetrics / Gynecology4 weeks - Spokane
This rotation takes place in Spokane, Washington, where the resident works in a high risk/high volume setting on the labor and delivery floor. Our residents work under the direct supervision of Family Practice faculty and OB Fellows. Lodging is provided in Spokane.
Pediatrics 24 weeks
The resident divides his/her time with several of our local pediatric specialists and services. This includes child adolescent psychiatry, child development services, child advocacy program for abused/neglected children and local specialty clinics provided by Denver Children's Hospital Specialists.
Practice Management4 weeks
This rotation is designed to give experience with practical aspects of running a practice, including billing and coding. Residents will learn to audit charts for billing and coding purposes, and will choose and complete a project related to how to run a practice or choose a job after residency. They will spend time in many different areas of the clinic including billing, medical records, front desk, nurse triage, and lab.
The Rover resident serves as a member of the OB-Peds inpatient team and performs daily rounds. The resident then has a high volume of clinics at the Wyoming Family Practice Clinic. This rotation prepares the resident for life after residency.
Rural Rotation4 weeks
During this rotation, the resident will have the opportunity to experience rural medicine in a small community. While there, the resident functions as one of the local physicians participating in daily clinics and taking call at the local hospital/ER. Several rural communities across Wyoming serve as sites for this rotation.