The education of the next generation of osteopathic family medicine physicians is the primary objective of our residency program. We achieve this not only through patient encounters and bedside teaching, but also through a vigorous schedule of didactics.
Most of our didactics are delivered at the Family Medicine Resident Conference, held weekly on Fridays from 12pm to 5pm. Thisconference is 100 percent family medicine resident-focused. Lectures are delivered by faculty, fellow residents, and guest lecturers on a variety of subjects expected to be seen not only on the family medicine boards, but also as practicing physicians. This includes topics in medicine, pediatrics, women's health, osteopathic manipulative medicine, evidence-based medicine, and practice management. In addition to the traditional lecture format, we have incorporated hands-on procedure clinics, interactive board reviews and journal club, and an on-site OMM lab into the educational experience.
Other educational experiences offered include the following:
Morning report--held daily from 8am to 9pm in both Lourdes and Kennedy Hospitals. Discussions are often hospital-based and moderated by the hospitalists or fellows.
Hospital grand rounds--given weekly at varying times in both Lourdes and Kennedy Hospitals. Lecturers include attendings from both in and out-system from multiple disciplines, including medicine, surgery, and pediatrics.
Family Medicine grand rounds--hosted monthly by RowanSOM Department of Family Medicine.OMM lab teaching assistants--volunteer to assist 1st and 2nd year medical students during OMM cours