During the second and third years of the program,
the focus of resident education is centered
on the Family Medicine Center. Subspecialty
rotations and educational activities are intended
to augment the patient care activities and
educational experiences in the Family Medicine
A list of available elective rotations is provided.
Professional advisors and the program director
are available to discuss elective options.Two 2.5 week blocks are spent on elective rotations.
The resident works one-on-one with a board
certified emergency medicine attending at
Trident Medical Center. The resident gains
experience working in a busy emergency room
where critically ill patients are evaluated
Medicine/General Internal Medicine Inpatient
One block is spent on the family medicine inpatient
service at the Medical Center at MUSC, and one block on the inpatient service at Trident Medical Center. During
these rotations, the resident supervises the interns
and coordinates the patient care and educational
activities for the family medicine inpatient
One block is spent rotating with a group of
general surgeons at Trident Medical Center.
The resident examines patients in the emergency
room, acts as first assistant in the operating
room and assists in the care of surgical inpatients.
In addition, care of surgical patients in the
office setting is demonstrated.
Neonatology is completed in the newborn nursery
at Trident Medical Center under the supervision
of a faculty neonatologist. Skills in the examination
of the neonates, diagnosis and management of
common problems, such as jaundice, hypoglycemia
and growth retardation are developed.
Two 2.5 week blocks are spent on night float covering the family medicine inpatient services (one block at MUH, one at Trident Medical Center).
One block is spent with a private group of
OB/GYN's at Trident Medical Center. The second year
resident is involved in both maternity care
as well as assisting with the care of women
with gynecologic problems.
The resident works with a local orthopedic surgeon for 2.5 weeks. The remaining 2.5 weeks is spent gaining experience working with a specialist in geriatric medicine.
The resident is given the opportunity to work
with a group of local orthopedic surgeons
in their office. Additionally, the resident
works with other health care professionals
such as physical therapists, athletic trainers,
and others in the care of patients with musculoskeletal