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Family Practice Residency
A Medical Education Program Second To None In The West
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach has an integrated 36-month family practice training program. The first year is designed to satisfy requirements of the American Osteopathic Association rotating/traditional internship. The major focus of this postgraduate medical education program is to train family physicians.
However, for those pursuing a specialty, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach offers a PGY-1, AOA accredited transitional year internship also meets the requirements of the ACGME.
The following two years meet AOA Family Practice Residency requirements. The three-year curriculum meets both AOA and ACGME content guidelines. Our training program is committed to providing you supportive faculty, diverse pathology, and outpatient clinic opportunities. Our training programs also have a focus on the importance of the osteopathic philosophy and the concept of health and disease prevention/awareness.
The ambulatory continuity experience requires clinic responsibilities for one-half day per week during the OGME-1 year and increasing to four half days as an OGME-2 or OGME-3.
A major training component is in the ambulatory care preparing our graduates for managed care setting.
SCOPE OF EDUCATION
The goal of the program is to train family practice care osteopathic practice in urban or rural environments and to be able to perform in various medical care delivery systems including managed care. Though the emphasis shall be on continuity type ambulatory care, continuous of care from the acute care setting through inpatient and private office care is provided.
The program provides the opportunity for hands on care using the organized approach to DX/RX and patient evaluation as is embodied in the POMR system. Cost-effective medicine evidence based medicine is the cornerstones of the program and so the rational of intervention is a major objective.
Though the emphasis on research is not necessary directed toward major landmark studies the program, does expose the residents to evidence based medicine, use of the scientific lecture and the scientific approach to clinical investigation.
The program provides education in managed care, health policy, medical ethics, practice management and medical liability. This occurs at the on site training centers. A didactic program is essential in addition to direct patient care and rounds with attendings.
The general educational content of the program includes the distinctive osteopathic concept of evaluating and treating the whole patient in an inpatient and ambulatory care setting. Residents will develop basic cognitive skills and knowledge as pertaining to normal physiology and pathophysiology of the body systems and their clinical applications in medical diagnosis and management.
The program will offer an inpatient and ambulatory experience in family practice medicine, specific medical subspecialities and elective pertinent training opportunities. The program also offers an opportunity throughout for exposure to issues which the resident will face as a practicing clinician, including health policy, managed care, health administration, medical ethics, medical liability and practice management.
Throughout the training program, residents in family practice will receive supervision, which will be progressive and adjusted to their training and qualification level. At the conclusion of each training year, the program director, in conjunction with the faculty will determine whether each resident may progress to the next training year level. However, each level should involve progressive clinical responsibility.
The program provides feedback and evaluations through monthly evaluations provided by the preceptors or head of service, quarterly review by the academic council and residency program director, and by the Family Practice In-service exam by the ACOFP. All evaluations are reviewed and signed the program director. The GME Director and Academic Director also sign each evaluation.
Boipyschosocial knowledge and skills are also fully integrated into the residency. Opportunities exist throughout the program at the bedside, conference and training with in the specialties.
CONFERENCE & ROUNDS
Pacific Hospital has a strong program, which includes Morning Report, Beside Medicine Rounds, Journal Club, Tumor Board and MSKAP Review. Volunteer faculty as well as visiting professors from other major medical schools throughout the country presents at our daily noon lectures.
The ambulatory site provide for comprehensive continuous family practice medicine for patient care where residents can function as the primary care giver to the patient. The training site will have the presence of an attending internist for supervision of residents.
An educational program and schedule will occur in the clinic with active participation between the supervisors and the resident. Cases will be discussed and all charts will be reviewed. The resident will be exposed to a broad spectrum of medical diagnoses in adult patients, as well as to integrate the concepts of disease prevention and health maintenance.
Specific ambulatory logs must be maintained and be available for review. Logs must contain the patient name and/or number, diagnosis or problem and/or procedure on each visit.
A minimum total of 75 patients per year should be accrued into each resident panel of patients or a minimum total of 300 patients per resident by the end of the three years. The greater emphasis on development of the panel should occur during the first and second year.
An opportunity will exist for the resident to be involved and participate in the ongoing care of his/her clinic patients when they are hospitalized at the base hospital facility.
Transitional Internship Rotations
OGME-2 - Monthly Rotations - Family Practice
OGME-3 - Monthly Rotations - Family Practice
|Uniforms:||White coats provided and laundered.|
|On-Call Meals:||Meal card for nights on call and breakfast are available through the department. Lunch provided at noon lecture.|
|Vacation:||15 days paid per year.|
|Educational Leave:||15 days paid leave for educational purposes for OGME 2 and OGME 3 level.|
|Malpractice Insurance:||PHLB covers.|
|Health Insurance:||Resident may choose from several options, which are offered to all PHLB Employees.|
OGME-1 $34,500 plus $400 monthly stipend
OGME-1 $40,000 plus $500 CME
OGME-2 $43,000 plus $500 CME