Curriculum

BLOCK ROTATIONS

The TTUHSC El Paso family medicine residency program is an ACGME-accredited program with a curriculum consisting of 13 four-week block rotations per academic year. The rotations are as follows:

- Community Medicine – 4 weeks

- Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

- Family Medicine Ward – 8 weeks

- General Surgery Wards – 4 weeks

- Gynecology – 4 weeks

- Medical ICU – 4 weeks

- Night Float – 2 weeks

- Obstetrics – 4 weeks

- Pediatric Nursery – 4 weeks

- Pediatric Ward – 4 weeks

- Radiology – 2 weeks

- Sports Medicine – 4 weeks

- Ambulatory Pediatrics – 4 weeks

- Behavioral Science – 4 weeks

- Cardiology – 4 weeks

- Elective – 4 weeks

- Family Medicine Ward – 8 weeks 

- Labor and Delivery – 4 weeks

- Neurology – 4 weeks

- Night Float/ENT – 4 weeks

- Night Float/Ophthalmology – 4 weeks

- Practice Management – 4 weeks

- Surgery Clinic – 4 weeks

- Ambulatory Pediatrics – 4 weeks

- Board Review/Ambulatory – 4 weeks

- Dermatology – 4 weeks

- Elective – 12 weeks

- Endocrinology – 4 weeks

- Family Medicine Ward – 8 weeks

- Hospice/Palliative Care – 4 weeks

- Night Float/Urology – 4 weeks

- Orthopedics – 4 weeks

- Pediatric Emergency – 4 weeks

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

- Behavioral Medicine – PGY-1,2,3

- Dermatology – PGY-2,3

- Diagnostic Imaging – PGY-1,2,3

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

- Geriatrics/Nursing Home – PGY-1,2,3

- Office Procedures – PGY-2,3

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

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

DIDACTICS

Resident conferences are held each Thursday afternoon, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Nursing home rounds and geriatric didactics are held the second Thursday of the block during this time.

PGY-1 LONGITUDINAL FAMILY MEDICINE CURRICULUM

On the fourth Tuesday of every block, the PGY-1 residents will be excused from their rotation duties for that block to take part in the longitudinal family medicine curriculum. These sessions will incorporate clinic and practice management, high-yield family medicine inpatient and outpatient topics, and wellness activities to better prepare the PGY-1 resident for the transition to a PGY-2 resident and beyond.