Residents are often attracted to family medicine because of their interest in the general well-being of individual-sand families.
In the Lincoln Family Medicine Program, the Behavioral Medicine curriculum helps residents develop the ability to manage a busy medical practice while taking time for building patient rapport and managing common psychosocial problems. An emphasis on “hands-on” learning encourages residents to address the individual and family problems of patients.
An on-site Behavioral Health Counseling Center with staff psychologists, counselors, and a library of testing and patient education materials is available to help assess and treat patients. Monthly noon conferences present useful information on frequently encountered clinical problems. Group meetings with residents provide personal support and review pragmatic strategies in patient care. Individual meetings give residents an opportunity to discuss personal adjustments, enhance skills in managing patient problems and review videotaped patient encounters