We are here to prepare you for a successful family medicine career through your continuity clinic, education and community service. We take a multidisciplinary approach which integrates and complies with the core competencies established by the AOA and ACOFP.
Recognizing that family physicians do the majority of their patient care in an ambulatory setting, our residents are working in their continuity clinic every week.
There is now a requirement for 1650 ambulatory visits in 3 post graduate years. We exceed this standard by requiring one - 1/2 day of clinic per week as an intern then 2 full days per week as an OGME-2 and OGME-3.
Bottom line: You will be well prepared for attendingship after you complete our program.
Our inpatient programs are performed through Kennedy Health System, and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. These centers are pretty comprehensive ranging from specialities such as pulmonology and cardiology to transplant surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Basically, there are a ton of opportunites to learn something new and if you are searching for autonomy--you will find it here. Check out the hospital affiliations tab for more information.
Community Service Program
The Rowan-SOM Department of Family Medicine is committed to providing community service programs. All residents participate in the ACOFP student organizations and third year licensed residents provide community service in supervising the student-run Camden Free Clinic. In addition, they provide high school pre-participation physicals and have a chance to standby the team physician at local high school sporting events.
You can teach too! Beyond required resident presentation during Friday lecture, you can participate in OMM lab as a teaching assistant to 1st and 2nd years. Not interested in OMM lab? You are always welcome to teach the students on various other topics in family medicine--just let us know!
Rowan SOM supports a research program that provides awarding winning research year after year. This is an ACOFP requirement of your education but we've got a great resource (Lucia Weiss, MS) who will walk you through your research project and make sure you can graduate. Click on her name to send her an email-- she is waiting to answer your research based questions.