Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Curriculum

Quinnipiac University's Rural Family Medicine Residency program delivers a practical and flexible curriculum that offers residents ample ability to tailor their experience as they gain a high level of training from an institution with extensive experience in graduate medical education.

Innovative and Resident-Centric Curriculum

Overview

The innovative curriculum within the Rural Family Medicine Program provides residents with a broad scope of training that prepares them to excel in whatever practice environment they pursue. Our program offers excellent resources alongside a wide range of opportunities for resident-centric learning and training. 

Our program features a half day each week of dedicated time for didactic learning from family medicine faculty and local subspecialists. Didactics include hands-on learning and procedural training, simulation sessions and resident activities including journal club, wellness and scholarship.

All residents are trained in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders and receive specific training in point-of-care ultrasound using the Butterfly system.

Each year is divided into thirteen blocks, each lasting for four weeks at a time. More information about each rotation is broken down by year below.

Training in PGY-1 is designed to build a strong foundation for rural practice, with high-volume experiences in inpatient medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, intensive care and emergency medicine as well as more outpatient-oriented training in behavioral health and orthopedics.

Rotations include:

  • Inpatient Medicine – 2 blocks

  • Obstetrics – 2 blocks

  • Behavioral Health – 1 block

  • Critical Care – 1 block

  • Emergency Medicine – 1 block

  • Inpatient Pediatrics – 1 block

  • Outpatient Pediatrics – 1 block

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – 1 block

  • Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care – 1 block

  • Elective – 1 block

  • Elective / Transition to Rural Location – 1 block (last block of the year)

The curriculum in the latter two years builds upon the foundation from PGY-1, continuing with strong inpatient and emergency medicine rotations with a shift towards more ambulatory experiences to help prepare residents for rural practice.

Rotations include:

  • Geriatrics/Pediatrics/Outpatient Family Medicine (longitudinal rotation) – 3 blocks

  • Medical and Surgical Subspecialties (longitudinal rotation) – 3 blocks

  • Inpatient Medicine – 2 blocks

  • Behavioral Health – 1 block

  • Emergency Medicine – 1 block

  • General Surgery – 1 block

  • Elective – 2 blocks

The curriculum in the final year adds layers to the foundation built during PGY-1 and PGY-2, with ongoing inpatient and emergency medicine rotations and a majority of ambulatory experiences that prepare residents for rural practice.

PGY-3 rotations include:

  • Medical and Surgical Subspecialties (longitudinal rotation) – 3 blocks

  • Geriatrics/Outpatient Family Medicine (longitudinal rotation) – 2 blocks

  • Inpatient Medicine – 2 blocks

  • Behavioral Health – 1 block

  • Emergency Medicine – 1 block

  • Elective – 4 blocks

As a small and nimble residency program, we are able to tailor the residency experience to your individualized learning needs and professional goals. Residents are offered a minimum of six elective opportunities.

Potential electives include:

  • Academic Medicine

  • Addiction Medicine

  • Advocacy

  • Behavioral Medicine / Psychiatry

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care

  • Emergency Medicine

  • ENT

  • Frontier Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

  • Geriatrics

  • Health System Leadership

  • Hospitalist Medicine

  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Interventional Radiology

  • LGBTQ+

  • Neurology

  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

  • Obstetrics

  • Orthopedics

  • Pain Management / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Palliative Medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Pulmonology

  • Quality Improvement

  • Rural Medicine

  • Sports Medicine

  • Student Health

  • Surgery

  • Urgent Care

  • Urology

  • Women's Health

  • Wound Care

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How to Apply

 

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Isabella Laque

Program Coordinator, Rural Family Medicine Residency

Contact Isabella Laque

Traci Marquis Eydman

Dr. Traci Marquis-Eydman

Director, Rural Family Medicine Residency

Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Contact Dr. Marquis-Eydman

Stephanie Morton

Dr. Stephanie Morton

Associate Director, Rural Family Medicine Residency

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Contact Dr. Morton

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