• Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Curriculum

    The family medicine training program is 36 months in duration and meets all the basic requirements, including the first-year internship.

    The continuity-of-care training requirement will be filled in a continuity family practice clinic operated by Wellmont Health System and dedicated solely for the purpose of training residents. Residents will create their own panel of patients. These patients will present to their resident for each subsequent visit, except in emergencies. Residents should care for hospitalized patients from their panel who are admitted to their hospital training site or sites.

    The first-year resident will spend half a day each week for the entire year in the continuity-of-care training site. During years two and three, each resident will spend an average of three half-days per week at the continuity-of-care clinic.

    OGME-1

    • Family Practice Residency Clinic - 1 day per week    
    • Orientation/Clinic - 4 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
    • General Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
    • Internal Medicine Selective - 4 weeks
    • General Surgery - 4 weeks
    • Surgery Selectives - 4 weeks
    • Geriatrics - 4 weeks   
    • ICU/Night Float - 4 weeks
    • Women’s Health - 4 weeks
    • Pediatrics - 4 weeks
    • FP or IM Office - 4 weeks
    • Electives - 4 weeks

    OGME-2

    • Family Practice Residency Clinic - 1.5 days per week
    • FP Clinic Block - 8 weeks
    • General Internal Medicine - 8 weeks
    • ICU/CCU - 4 weeks
    • General Surgery - 4 weeks
    • Surgery Selectives - 4 weeks
    • Women’s Health - 4 weeks
    • Pediatrics - 8 weeks
    • Behavioral Health - 4 weeks
    • Geriatrics - 4 weeks
    • Sports Medicine - 2 weeks
    • Radiology - 2 weeks  
    • Electives - 4 weeks

    OGME-3

    • Family Practice Residency Clinic - 2 days per week
    • FP Clinic Block - 8 weeks
    • Emergency Medicine - 4 weeks
    • General Internal Medicine - 4 weeks
    • General Internal Medicine Selectives - 4 weeks
    • Geriatrics - 4 weeks
    • General Surgery - 4 weeks
    • Women’s Health - 4 weeks
    • Pediatrics (NICU) - 4 weeks
    • Community Medicine - 4 weeks
    • Electives - 12 weeks

    General internal medicine selectives may include the following, if available:

    • Allergy and immunology
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Hematology
    • Infectious diseases
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology

    Surgery selectives may include the following, if available:

    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Urology

    One month of pediatrics will be NICU and one month of women's health will be GYN. The NICU rotation can occur during program year two or three, and the GYN rotation can occur during any program year.

    This curriculum was established under the ACOFP standards effective July 2011.

  • How do I apply?

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    Learn how to apply for Wellmont Health System's Osteopathic Residency Program today.


  • Are you interested in an audition rotation?

    Fourth-year medical students have an opportunity to experience the residency program during a four-week audition rotation. Free housing is available. Contact us for more information.


  • Would you like more information about our program?

    Please contact us, or call (276) 679-7457 to request more information about the osteopathic family medicine residency program available at Wellmont Health System.