St. John's Longitudinal Experience: Family Medicine Center

The family medicine center at Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic is the cornerstone of the resident’s clinical education.

Through the provision of continuity care for patients in a model clinic, residents will learn a full spectrum of diseases and conditions that are present in general family medicine and understand essential practice management tools, which will enable them to be ready to practice as effective clinicians after residency.

Residents develop their own panels of patients in the busy outpatient clinic. The number of shifts per week will vary with the rotation and academic year of the resident, as shown in the following:

First-year residents

  • 1 to 2 shifts per week
  • 155 to 212 office visits per year
  • Patient panel size: 50-70

Second-year residents

  • 3 to 4 shifts per week
  • 614 to 862 office visits per year
  • Patient panel size: 270-590

Third-year residents

  • 4 to 5 shifts per week
  • 974 to 1,030 office visits per year
  • Patient panel size: 150 to 310

The clinic serves a patient population that includes first- and second-generation immigrants from Laos, Burma/Myanmar, and Mexico. Residents will see patients for preventive visits and a wide range of short-term and chronic conditions, exposing them to the full range of family medicine practice.

Residents will also have the opportunity to learn and perform a number of procedures on their own continuity patients and with faculty.