Combined Family & Preventive Medicine Rotation Curriculum
The following rotation schedule is provided as an example of what most combined residents can expect to experience during their four years of training. The academic year (July to June) is divided into 13 blocks, each of which is approximately four weeks long. In general, Family Medicine rotations start in the PGY-1 year and last for two to four weeks, while Preventive Medicine rotations start in the PGY-2 year and are comprised of three sequential blocks (approximately 12 weeks long).
Standard Academic Plan for Masters in Public Health (MPH)
The following academic plan is provided as an example of what most combined residents who have not already obtained their MPH degrees can expect during their four years of training. Although most residents complete the streamlined Population Medicine track, some residents opt to complete an alternative track, which can be accommodated following approval by the program director and the MPH advisor. MPH coursework begins in the PGY-2 year and continues through the PGY-4 year.
Didactics & Educational Activities
Formal didactics and educational activities are separated into Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine components below.
Teaching conferences for all family medicine residents are held a half day per week. Lectures are presented by Family Medicine faculty, senior residents, and guest attendings from other specialties. Topics include ambulatory medicine, behavioral medicine, dermatology, ethics and whole person care, emergency medicine, evidence based medicine, geriatrics, medical subspecialties, morbidity & mortality conference, orthopedics, pediatrics, practice management, preventive medicine, psychiatry, radiology, research, surgery and surgical subspecialties, and women’s health.
Resident support groups are held monthly and are integrated into the didactic schedule.
Each resident, along with a faculty mentor, leads two journal club presentations, completes a scholarly activity project, and participates in quality improvement at our residency-affiliated FQHC (SACHS San Bernardino Campus).
Periodic workshops are scheduled at the LLU School of Medicine’s Simulation Center throughout the year for interns and seniors to practice running code blues and managing obstetric emergencies and deliveries.
Teaching conferences for all preventive medicine residents are held a half day per week. Lectures are presented by Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine faculty, School of Public Health faculty, senior residents, and guest lecturers from around the country. Topics include biostatistics and epidemiology, clinical preventive medicine, environmental medicine, functional medicine, healthcare systems, infectious diseases and travel medicine, journal clubs, lifestyle medicine, and occupational medicine.
Each resident, along with a faculty mentor, presents their scholarly activity project and a topical forum during his/her senior year.
In addition, combined FPM residents participate in teaching the principles and practice of motivational interviewing to medical students in the LLU School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills Education Center.
Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum
The Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC) is based on critical topics for the practice of Lifestyle Medicine and presented in a format optimized for resident skill acquisition. The curriculum is designed to be adaptable to the resident environment and em- power residents to learn and teach each others. This innovative process allows residents to champion Lifestyle Medicine for their peers, clinics and teaching institutions as they learn. American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd) and the Loma Linda University Preventive Medicine Department are collaboratively creating and supporting the adoption of the beta version of the LMRC at 5 pilot sites nationally during the academic year 2018-2019, including the Loma Linda Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Family/Prevetive Medicine Combinted residency programs. Residents engaged in the LMRC will be eligible for the Certification Exam in Lifestyle Medicine offered by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM).