Curriculum

BLOCK ROTATIONS

The TTUHSC El Paso family medicine residency program is an ACGME-accredited program with a 36-month curriculum. The rotations (with number of continuity clinics per week at the family medicine clinic) are as follows:

- Community Medicine (2 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Emergency Medicine (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Family Medicine Ward (1 clinic/week) – 2 months

- General Surgery Wards (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Gynecology (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Internal Medicine Ward (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Medical ICU (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Obstetrics (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Pediatric Nursery (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Pediatric Ward (1 clinic/week) – 1 month

- Sports Medicine (2 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Ambulatory Pediatrics (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Behavioral Science (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Cardiology (3 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Elective (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Family Medicine Ward (1 clinic/week) – 2 months

- Labor and Delivery (3 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Neurology (3 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Night Float/ENT (1/2 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Night Float/Ophthalmology (1/2 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Practice Management (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Surgery Clinic (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Ambulatory Pediatrics (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Dermatology (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Elective (4 clinics/week) – 3 months

- Endocrinology (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Family Medicine Ward (1 clinic/week) – 2 months

- Night Float/Urology (1/2 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Orthopedics (4 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Pediatric Emergency (1 clinics/week) – 1 month

- Radiology/Ambulatory (3/6 clinics/week) – 1 month

- PCMH/CQI/Practice Management – PGY-1,2,3

- Behavioral Medicine – PGY-1,2,3

- Diagnostic Imaging – PGY-1,2,3

- Family Medicine Practice Pediatric Clinic – PGY-2,3

- Geriatrics – PGY-1,2,3

- Office Procedures – PGY-1,2,3

- Obstetrics Prenatal Care – PGY-1,2,3

- Pharmacy and Therapeutics – PGY-1,2,3

DIDACTICS

The conference curriculum is based on a 24-month curriculum that repeats every two years. The lecture series is part of the educational curriculum mandated by the ACGME Family Medicine Residency Review Committee or RC-FM.

Resident conferences are held each month on Thursday afternoons, from 1 to 5 p.m. as follows:

  • 1st Thursday – family medicine classroom
  • 2nd Thursday - VA nursing home: geriatric lecture series at AGTSVH
  • 3rd and 4th Thursdays – family medicine classroom
  • 5th Thursday – team-building activity, workshop, or special training session