The Geriatric Program at LMEP gives residents the opportunity to care for geriatric patients in a variety of clinical settings. They will attend their own panel of elders in their continuity clinic as well following in the hospital, nursing home and home visits. Additionally, a third year Geriatrics rotation allows residents an inside view of leading a multidisciplinary team and how to evaluate healthcare systems for quality improvement in a rehabilitation and nursing center.
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
- Endometrial Biopsy
- Fine Needle Aspiration of Lesions
- Forceps Delivery
- Infant Intubation
- Minor Surgery
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Umbilical Line Placement
- Chest Tube Placement
- 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
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.
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.
The rural experience consists of four to eight weeks in a smaller Nebraska community. This compulsory rotation provides the second- or third-year resident with an opportunity to practice with other experienced doctors in a family medicine group as a junior partner in their practice. The rotation includes the care of hospitalized patients.
Standard living arrangements are provided for the residents and their families. Each resident is offered a chance to become involved in community activities and to experience the lifestyle of the rural physician.
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