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Family Medicine Residency Educational Resources

The core of the learning experience in the residency program is to combine supervised “hands-on” patient care experience with structured didactic educational sessions and department meetings.

Academic Day Lectures

All Family Medicine residents attend a four hour academic day at the residency office every Wednesday morning. During this protected time, lectures and hands-on workshops are presented by Family Medicine faculty, our subspecialty colleagues, and the residents themselves. Topics from the entire breadth of Family Medicine are discussed over a 12 month curriculum.

Board Review

We understand that preparing to take your board examinations can be very stressful, and we have put several programs in place to help you. All residents have access to the AAFP's renowned Board Review Express course. The faculty lead board review sessions during didactic academic days. Third year residents are provided with up to 5 days and $2,000 to participate in a board review course. Finally, all of our faculty have recertified in the past three years, so we know how to prepare you!

Combined Resident ACGME/AOA Lecture Series

Residents from all St. Luke’s training programs attend these monthly conferences in which medicolegal, social, educational and profession-specific issues are reviewed. These occur the second Thursday of the month.

OPTI

Our residency program participates in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI), which gives our osteopathic residents access to the resources of one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools in the country. The OPTI helps us train our osteopathic physicians by sending visiting professors to augment the education given by our own faculty. 

Other Conferences

Family Medicine residents participate in quarterly morbidity and mortality discussions, evidence based medicine journal clubs, and practice management seminars. Residents are also able to take advantage of the robust education department at St. Luke’s and attend on-site Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. Yearly workshops give residents hands-on experience with minor surgical procedures, colposcopy, spirometry, neonatal circumcision and joint injection techniques.