Family Medicine Residency Program
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Riverside Family Medicine residency, an accredited ACGME program with Osteopathic Recognition, is a combined internship/family medicine residency (as opposed to a separate, rotating internship and two-year family medicine residency). Osteopathic Recognition allows the resident to become board-certified by the ABFM and the ABOFM. This provides the optimal environment for education and personal growth. Riverside Family Medicine Residents can choose from a number of 'focus' areas depending upon their interests and future practice needs. These focus areas include obstetrics, urgent care, sports medicine and hospitalist medicine to name a few.

Thirteen (13) PGY-1 positions total are available each year :

  • # 173920 VCU/Riverside Family Medicine Residency

The faculty are extremely supportive of osteopathic physicians and principles. Osteopathic medical students experience this educational collegiality, stimulating academic environment, and holistic approach to patient care. The education in osteopathic principles and practice is a high point of the osteopathic intern and resident's experience at Riverside. Formal osteopathic didactic occur as well as osteopathic precepting in the hospital and clinic. There is hands on training in manipulation, direct supervision of residents diagnosing and treating their own patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The interns and residents become quite comfortable with incorporating osteopathic principles and manipulative skills into their daily practice. The osteopathic experience is complemented by the comprehensive training in family medicine provided in the Riverside Family Medicine Residency.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program is one of the oldest family medicine programs in the country, founded in 1971, and one of five residency programs affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University.

First year rotations consist of:

  • 1 month of Introduction to Family Medicine Office (IFMO)
  • 2 months of OB (or OB-GYN for osteopaths)
  • 1 month of ICU
  • 1 month of General Surgery
  • 1 month of Emergency Room Medicine
  • 2 months of Pediatrics
  • 2 months of Internal Medicine
  • 1 month of BFMO (Brentwood Family Medicine Office – continuity clinic)
  • 1 month MFMO (Management of Family Medicine Office)
  • 1 month on the FTFM (Family Medicine In-Patient Service)

Each resident has one-half day per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients.

Second year rotations consist of:

  • 2 months of Internal Medicine (service medicine)
  • 2 month on the FTFM Service
  • 2 months Outpatient Pediatrics
  • 1 month Sports Medicine1 month of Night Float
  • 1 month AFMO (Advanced Family Medicine Office)
  • 1 month of Cardiology
  • 1 month of GYN
  • 2 months on BFMO (continuity clinic) Night Float (2 - 2 week blocks)
  • 2 weeks on MFMO (Management of Family Medicine Office); 2 weeks Elective

BFMO and Night Shift months are combined over a two month period and done in two week increments.

Each resident has two half days per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients.

Third-year rotations consist of:

  • 1 month on FTFM Service,
  • 1 month of combined Community Medicine and Geriatric Medicine,
  • 1 month of combined Community Medicine and Research,
  • 6 weeks on Surgical Sub Specialties (2 weeks each Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology),
  • 2 months on BFMO
  • 1 month of orthopedics
  • 2 weeks of Dermatology
  • 5 months of electives or to fulfill requirements for board certification.

Each resident has one full day plus one-half day per week at the Family Medicine Center, caring for his or her own panel of patients.

The remaining months are to be used for elective time or to fulfill requirements for board certification. Riverside pays for your Certification Exam Fee.