North Memorial Third-Year Rotations

Third-year residents spend more time in clinic, averaging four half-days per week.

Advanced emergency medicine

Advanced emergency medicine

Four weeks, no vacation

Residents spend additional time in the ER to review and enhance cognitive and procedural skills in emergency medicine with more responsibility than the first-year rotation. Sites available include North Memorial Medical Center, a Level I trauma center, and outstate community hospital emergency departments.

Dermatology

Dermatology

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Residents rotate in a private, suburban dermatology practice with two physicians, seeing patients independently after their first few days on rotation. Residents will gain an understanding of basic dermatologic conditions, treatments, and procedures.

Electives

Electives

13 weeks, vacation allowed

Electives help residents personalize their training, taking into account future practice needs. Many residents set up rural, regional, national, and international rotations. Residents are also encouraged to develop electives that meet their own educational objectives.

Available electives include advanced obstetrics, gastroenterology, infectious disease, rheumatology, sports medicine, procedures, research, plastic surgery, and more.

Family medicine service

Family medicine service

Six weeks, no vacation

Our own inpatient service is run by the residents and family medicine faculty. We manage all medical/surgical admissions, including all varieties of medical problems.

Residents spend six weeks as the chief of our inpatient service, providing education and supervision for first- and second-year residents.

Residents are on service work one weeknight, and some have some weekend rounding.

Daily teaching rounds are conducted by the service chief and one of our faculty members.

Geriatrics

Geriatrics

Four weeks, vacation allowed

A comprehensive geriatric experience with geriatricians and geriatric nurse practitioners based in long-term care, transitional-care centers, and outpatient clinics. Focus will be on learning a comprehensive geriatric assessment and leading family meetings and care conferences.

Gynecology (outpatient)

Gynecology (outpatient)

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Learn office gynecology emphasizing routine care, oncologic evaluations and treatments, menstrual irregularities, infertility work ups, and birth control counseling/prescribing. Training in colposcopy is included.

Night float

Night float

Two weeks, no vacation

Twice during the third year, residents will spend one week covering Broadway patients on medicine and OB as the night float resident. This shift is from 9 pm to 7 am.

Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Two to four weeks, or more as desired, no vacation

This is a continuation of the learning experience begun in the first and second years.

Opportunities exist for teaching medical students, attending weekday conferences, and managing high-risk obstetrical patients. Residents may participate in gynecologic surgery cases for further experience. Residents spend two half-days per week in clinic, where there are opportunities to do ultrasounds.

Pediatrics (outpatient)

Pediatrics (outpatient)

Four weeks, no vacation

Residents rotate with dedicated and knowledgeable pediatricians in outpatient pediatrics clinics. Experiences include pediatric opthalmology oral health. Learning occurs through didactic lectures and hands-on case management.

Practice management and ambulatory family medicine

Practice management and ambulatory family medicine

Four weeks, no vacation

Residents will enhance their knowledge of practice management through a combination of readings, discussions with clinic management, assignment completion, and self-reflection. The rotation includes 10 modules, each consisting of a half-day of education on numerous topics that are relevant to the practicing family physician in today’s healthcare system.

Residents will also enhance and refine their clinic skills, focusing on efficiency.

Sports medicine

Sports medicine

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Residents work with fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physicians as well as sports physical therapists. Duties include coverage of the Robbinsdale Cooper High School training room and Wednesday sports medicine clinic at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic.

Additional opportunities exist to cover college sports and local mass sporting events (e.g., Twin Cities Marathon and USA Soccer Cup).