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At York family medicine, we prioritize the continued medical education of residents, faculty, and medical students.

There are 5 hours of weekly didactics at a minimum. This consists of morning report, where an interesting case is presented by a resident and worked through from HPI through to differential  diagnoses and final plan. In addition, Grand rounds occur every Thursday morning, providing a shared CME opportunity between family and internal medicine personnel. 


2022 procedure conference

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Community educators often take part as guest lecturers. Residents and attendings at all levels have opportunities to present didactics on various medical topics each year. These are offered during ‘morning lectures’ which can include procedure conferences. The latter include using surgical tools and animal skin to practice suturing, biopsies, insertion of contraceptive devices, etc. In addition, residents take part in group board review, M &M (morbidity and mortality) conferences, as well as quality and personal improvement projects throughout the year. Educational money allowances and paid time off encourage exam preparation as well as conference attendance. Faculty are readily available and happy to teach all! Daily inpatient table rounds are also excellent opportunities for learning and include mini lectures and EKG reading sessions. 

Communication and Patient Experience Curriculum (CAPE) 

Communications skills training is a strength of our program.  At various points throughout the residency you will complete scenarios with standardized patient actors that involve common yet challenging situations encountered in medical practice. Examples include substance abuse diagnosis and counseling, defusing emotionally charged situations, and disclosing medical error. Debriefing sessions with behavioral science faculty and actors provide feedback and coaching to help you further progress along the communication milestones.

Point of Care Ultrasound Training (POCUS)

We are very proud of our early adoption at the residency level of the use of ultrasound within our residency. Since 2015, our residency program has been teaching our family medicine residents and rotating medical students the wonderful uses of ultrasound both in the diagnostic and interventional IMG 5054realm. This didactic teaching occurs both with regular didactics and “point of care” learning while in the residency clinic setting. Residents will learn even more ultrasound techniques when they rotate onto Sports Medicine with our Faculty and Fellows showing them all the interventional uses of ultrasound, like guided injection.  

Research Activity 

Family medicine residents are encouraged to do research projects. The hospital encourages research in all departments and has full time department of research to assist faculty and residents in the design, implementation, and analysis of research projects. All residents work together and participate in quality improvement projects. Elective time can be devoted to a research project. "Residents' Research Day" occurs every May and provides an opportunity for all residents to showcase their research. Best research and presentation awards are also given at this event.

                     Palmer Research


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