The orientation 2 week block provides an introduction
to Family Medicine as well as establishes
basic skills necessary for residency training.
The following activities are some of the topics
presented during this block:
problems in Family Medicine
Clinic Exam Room
This rotation is completed at the Emergency
Department of Charleston Memorial Hospital
and the Medical Center at MUSC. Full-time
emergency medicine physicians are present
in the Emergency Department at all times.
Faculty consultation on each patient evaluated
is required. Residents work shifts will rotate
depending upon service needs.
Medicine/General Internal Medicine Inpatient
Four blocks of first year training in adult
patient care is provided on our family medicine
inpatient team attended by our faculty,
a clinical pharmacist and supervised by
an upper level family medicine resident
at both the Medical Center at MUSC (1 block)
and Trident Medical Center (3 blocks).
During the first year, the experience in OB/GYN
is divided between Trident Medical Center
and the Medical Center at MUSC. The resident
rotates with a private OB/GYN group at Trident
Medical Center. In addition to ambulatory
prenatal care, the resident is actively involved
in the patient's active labor. Additional
time is spent working with family medicine
faculty and midwives as they care for patients
at our downtown practice.
Family medicine residents work as part of
the pediatric hospital team at MUSC Children's
Hospital, a nationally recognized pediatric
hospital. This rotation consists of medical
students, an upper level pediatric resident,
a clinical pharmacist and a pediatric faculty
attending. Two blocks are spent on the acute-care
service working with children admitted directly
from the ambulatory clinic or emergency department.
During this one block rotation, the first
year resident works in the Pediatric Emergency
Department at MUSC Children's Hospital.