PGY III

PGY-3 residents have the most flexible schedule. They also continue to increase their supervisory role within the residency. They have continuity clinic three half days a week and take call an average of every fifth to sixth night. Some call is taken from home.

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Community Medicine2 weeks

A list of activities will be provided to the resident that need completed during the rotation. This many include independent reading, working with community agencies, a community profile, etc. Time will be spent at the VA with clinics, along with resident continuity clinics at WFP.

Electives10 weeks

See description under the PGY-2 year.

Emergency Medicine4 weeks

See description under the PGY-1 year.

Family Practice Inpatient6 weeks

See the description under the PGY-1 year. In the third year, the resident takes on the supervisory role for this service as FPI - Senior.

FPO Senior6 weeks

During this rotation the resident manages the FM OB/gyn/peds inpatient team. The inpatient team provides services for WFP Clinic OB, gyn, peds, nursery patients, along with uncovered OB and gyn patients. The FPO Senior is expected to oversee all aspects of care for patients on their service and manage the activity of junior residents and medical students on the team. In addition to inpatient responsibilities, they will have OB Intake Clinics at the WFP Clinic, along with the Continuity clinics. Residents are not assigned as FPO Senior until after the Spokane rotation.

Geriatrics4 weeks

This rotation focuses on the care of elderly patients in various case sites throughout our community. These may include nursing homes, Hospice, occupational and physical therapy, and wound care.

Orthopedics4 weeks

As with the other subspecialties during the third year, the resident spends most of the rotation working one on one with the specialist in the office setting where a variety of problems are seen. The resident will gain casting and splinting experience and also participates in the OR.

Pediatric Hospitalist4 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.

Pediatrics (ER)4 weeks

This rotation takes place at the University of Colorado Children's Hospital in Denver. The resident spends four weeks seeing patients in the pediatric emergency room. Lodging is provided in Denver.

Practice Principles & Procedures6 weeks

This rotation will provide focused experience and training in common outpatient procedures in our Procedure Center. Procedure clinics include: OMM, ETT, Reproductive Health (IUD, EMBs, vasectomy), Lumps and Bumps, and Colposcopy Clinic (including LEEP). The resident also receives Practice Management experience with involvement in several committees and special programs, including CSI (Controlled Substance Initiative) & Anticoagulation Clinic and Immunization Clinic.

Rover4 weeks

See description under the PGY-2 year.