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Curriculum

A Mayo Clinic family medicine resident cares for a patient

Clinical training

Our curriculum and commitment to education is unmatched. Through the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, you will truly become an expert in ambulatory care. Your clinical training will prepare you for the most common problems seen by family physicians in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Throughout your residency, you will become the primary physician for many families in the Jacksonville area. You will also be an active member of an interdisciplinary team that meets in a daily huddle to prepare for the day’s clinical encounters. Your team, consisting of attending physicians, other residents, advanced practice providers, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers, will help you provide an excellent level of care and service to every patient.

Outpatient: Subspecialty clinics

One of the strengths of our program is our outpatient subspecialty training. As a resident, you will have the opportunity for one-on-one training with many of the nation's leading experts in subspecialty fields. You take required rotations in specialties such as sports medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, orthopedics, medical gynecology, dermatology, and psychiatry.

You will also be very active in providing care for the underserved. All our residents complete a community health rotation at the Sulzbacher Center for the uninsured in downtown Jacksonville. The residents and faculty also volunteer at twice monthly free procedure clinics at the Sulzbacher Center at the Beaches. In addition, you will complete a pediatric ambulatory rotation at the Duval County Health Department. While at these sites, you receive individualized training and have the opportunity to perform with many different procedures.

Inpatient: Mayo Clinic Hospital and Wolfson Children's Hospital

Inpatient medicine training is taught at Mayo Clinic Hospital and Wolfson Children's Hospital. In both locations, you will be on a family medicine-based inpatient service.

Rotation schedule

Our program operates on a 13-block rotation schedule. Each block is four weeks.

PGY-1

RotationLength
Orientation ambulatory 4 weeks
Ambulatory clinic 4 weeks
Cardiology inpatient 4 weeks
Emergency department 4 weeks
Family medicine inpatient 8 weeks
General surgery 4 weeks
ICU/CCU 4 weeks
Obstetrics 8 weeks
Pediatric inpatient 8 weeks
Breast center 2 weeks
Night float 2 weeks

PGY-2

RotationLength
Sulzbacher Center 4 weeks
Family medicine ambulatory 8 weeks
Family medicine inpatient 8 weeks
Newborn nursery/OB 4 weeks
Sports medicine 4 weeks
Pediatric ED 4 weeks
Psychiatry outpatient 4 weeks
Emergency medicine 4 weeks
Electives 8 weeks
Night float 4 weeks

PGY-3

RotationLength
Family medicine ambulatory 8 weeks
Family medicine inpatient 8 weeks
Gynecology 4 weeks
Dermatology 4 weeks
Pediatric allergy 4 weeks
Pediatric outpatient 4 weeks
Orthopedics outpatient 4 weeks
Electives 12 weeks
Night float 4 weeks

Didactic training

Our residents are blocked a half-day every week for didactics of primary care topics. The sessions include interactive lectures, challenge cases, and small discussion groups. We also have a monthly Jeopardy session for a fun learning opportunity.

We utilize our state-of-the-art multidisciplinary simulation center several times per month. The center allows our residents to practice many different procedures before attempting them on their first patient. In addition, we have two regular point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training sessions each month.

Family medicine residents train in the simulation lab

Research training

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You are paired with a research adviser who guides you toward the completion of either a poster or an oral presentation at a national or regional medical meeting or a peer-reviewed article (case report, review, or original research) during your training. Many faculty members are actively involved in research projects and protocols.

Teaching opportunities

You will have the opportunity to teach Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students, residents from other subspecialties, and junior family medicine residents through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop the appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of your residency by the Clinical Competency Committee. You meet at least twice a year with your assigned faculty adviser and the program director to discuss your progress and evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to confirm that your educational needs are being met.