Curriculum

Our 3-year curriculum is designed to fulfill the ACGME requirements for Family Medicine while allowing maximum flexibility in scheduling.  This allows residents closer to graduation the freedom to choose more elective rotations that best fit their practice goals.

 

Rotation Schedule

First Year

(48 weeks, plus 4 weeks vacation)

Orientation2 weeks
Emergency Medicine I 4 weeks
ENT2 weeks
Family/Community Medicine4 weeks
Gynecology4 weeks

Hospital Medicine12 weeks
Obstetrics8 weeks
Office-based Medicine4 weeks
Outpatient Pediatrics3 weeks
Surgery5 weeks


Second Year

(48 weeks, plus 4 weeks vacation)

Cardiology8 weeks
Emergency Medicine II4 weeks
Neonatology6 weeks
Neurology4 weeks
Orthopedics6 weeks

Inpatient Pediatrics6 weeks
Inpatient Medicine Elective 4 weeks
(8 weeks total of PGY2 must be designated as hospital-based medicine subspecialty services)


Second or Third Year

Rural Rotation4 weeks
Urgent Care2-4 weeks
Electives18-22 weeks


Third Year

(48 weeks, plus 4 weeks vacation)

Athletic Medicine2 weeks
Chief Resident 6 weeks
Critical Care4 weeks
Dermatology4 weeks
Geriatrics4 weeks
Ambulatory Medicine4 weeks

Ophthalmology2 weeks
Pediatric ER 1-2 weeks (if needed to complete 75 visits)
Trauma 2-3 weeks
Urology2 weeks


Electives Create Specialties

Required rotations may be repeated or extended for additional 1-4 weeks as elective time. (Other electives may be arranged on an individual basis.)

Addiction Medicine
Allergy/Immunology 
Anesthesiology 
Anorectal Surgery
Behavioral Medicine
Burn Care
Chemical Dependency
Childhood Obesity
Cross-cultural Medicine
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Emergency Medicine III

Endocrinology
Endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Geriatrics
Hospice
Hospital Pharmacy
Hospitalist Medicine II
Infectious Disease
Lactation
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Nephrology

Neurosurgery
Obstetrics II
Office Gynecology
Oncology/Hematology
Pain Medicine
Palliative Care
Pathology
Pediatric Hospitalist
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery

Podiatry
Practice Audit
Psychiatry
Pulmonary Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Research
Rheumatology
Wellness
Wound Care


Training

 

PROCEDURAL TRAINING

Each resident in the Lincoln Family Medicine Program is trained in:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Neonatal Resuscitation

  • Suturing Technique

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

  • Casting Technique

Residents will have specific areas of interest; therefore, training in procedural skills will be flexible to best meet each individual’s needs and interests. Residents are routinely instructed in the following procedures by program residents.

  • Central Line Placement

  • Cervical LEEP

  • Cesarean Section

  • Colonoscopy

  • Cryotherapy

  • Endometrial Biopsy

  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Lesions

  • Forceps Delivery

  • Infant Intubation

  • Minor Surgery

  • Osteopathic Manipulation 

  • Paracentesis

  • Thoracentesis

  • Umbilical Line Placement

  • Vasectomy

  • Chest Tube Placement

  • Colposcopy

  • Dilation & Curettage

  • Fiberoptic Nasopharyngoscopy

  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (60 cm.)

  • Infant Circumcision

  • Lumbar Puncture

  • Obstetric Ultrasound

  • Slit-Lamp Ophthalmoscopy

  • Treadmill and Pharmacologic Stress Testing

  • Vacuum Extraction

  • Vaginal Delivery

 
 

Some residents taking special initiative have learned EGD, breast biopsy, tympanostomy.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

The Practice Management curriculum is designed to prepare our residents for the challenges of the business and human resource aspects of medical practice. From the first days of orientation, residents begin learning about coding and billing processes, insurance programs, the benefits of teamwork, Patient Centered Medical Home concepts, and the advantages of electronic health records.   Residents will also attend interactive conferences provided by local experts as well as individualized meetings with faculty.  Topics include personal finance, professionalism, medical-legal issues, contract negotiations, and other business related topics. 


NOON CONFERENCE

Didactic conferences take place daily at LMEP Family Medicine Center and are designed to cover the core curriculum of family medicine over a three-year period. Physicians, practice management consultants and allied health professionals are called upon to share their expertise. A Journal Didactic Club meets monthly. Community hospitals present numerous elective conferences that cover topics ranging from pediatrics to OB/GYN, internal medicine, surgery and many more subspecialties. The current conference schedule is on our home page. If you are in the Lincoln area, please feel free to join us at any of our conferences.


Rural Rotations Create Experience

The required rural rotation boasts four to eight weeks in a charming Nebraska community. These sites change from year to year and are determined by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. During your second or third year, as a junior partner, you will practice in a family medicine group; this includes caring for hospitalized patients and emergency room care. Standard accommodations are provided for you and your family.

We always encourage our residents to explore community activities and experience the lifestyle of the modern rural physician.

Current Rotation Sites:

  • Albion

  • Beatrice

  • Lexington

  • McCook