Many elements of residency training are similar from program to program. Choosing the right training program is a decision that encompasses far more than geography and teaching the required areas of medicine. Our committed group of core faculty serve as faculty advisors and mentors to our residents and interact with the residents on a daily basis to develop relationships that allow the faculty to personally monitor each resident’s progress.
Other details that make a difference…
- Award-winning, modern Facility: The New United Hospital Center is a 270+ bed Hospital built in 2010. Repeatedly named to Top 100 Hospital and other recognition lists. The new hospital provides state of the art technology in a community setting!
- One large, convenient Family Medicine Center: Our 12,000+ square foot Family Medicine Clinic with 20 exam rooms, a procedure room and 2 OMT rooms is housed in the Physician Office Building attached to the main hospital; so many rotations are just steps away from the hospital and clinic.
- Single Program: Family Medicine is the only program based on the UHC campus which means our residents have direct access to all of the more than 350 member medical staff in a variety of specialties and primary care.
- Dedicated Faculty: Core faculty are full-time residency physicians who see patients 2 half days per week and the rest of their time is dedicated completely to residency functions. Excellent mentors, role models, teachers and advisors who are really invested in the success of the residents.
- Evidence-based training: Broad scope of evidence-based curriculum is provided by a wide variety of highly trained medical staff members, with access to current evidence-based information
- Three Tracks within curriculum: Integrative Medicine and Sports Medicine joined our long-standing Osteopathic Medicine program
- 100% Pass Rate for the ABFM and AOBFP national board certification exams consistently for many years
- NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home based practice allows physicians to work as members of the healthcare team to provide quality care that is measured by outcomes via quality reports, etc.
- Faculty Hospital Involvement: Faculty serve in key hospital and community positions which, together with residents’ participation and performance, make the residency at UHC a well-respected member of the health care team
- Technology: Residency & UHC utilize an EPIC EHR for patient care, to track quality and conduct research/scholarly activities, and New Innovations to document resident experience. Residents receive a hospital laptop to use in the hospital and at home during residency.
- Career Development: Focus on career planning drives curriculum flexibility and diversification. Customization of electives during the three years of residency training is designed to help residents achieve employment goals upon graduation. Career development begins with pre-orientation questionnaires and continues through quarterly and semi-
- annual evaluations.
- Scholarly activity and performance improvement opportunities to fit the level of interest of the learner; from well-defined, step-by-step required minimums through FPIN, METRIC, and IHI Open School to individual or team projects, submission of USMLE Step Exam Questions, and regional or national presentations
- All residents participate on a Medical Staff Committee where they learn protocols and processes concerning patient safety, regulations and other issues relevant to medical professionals
- Community: Residents participate in many areas of community including: Healthy Harrison – workplace wellness programs, Health & Education Fairs for area children and youth, sports physical clinics for middle school, high school and collegiate teams, Area Health Department, and Cancer Screening Clinics, etc.