UMN Medical Center Procedures

Family medicine resident gets hands-on colposcopy training.

We have a strong focus on teaching our residents procedures. Our rotations that are procedure-focused include:

  • Ambulatory surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics I and II

In addition, our residents have access to ultrasound-guided procedures on our inpatient service. We also hold quarterly procedural workshops during our weekly half-day didactics to prepare residents for procedures.

Central to our procedural training are our procedural clinics where residents learn core family medicine procedures:

  • Colposcopy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • IUD/Nexplanon insertions and removals
  • Joint injections
  • Newborn circumcision
  • Skin procedures

Training Goals

Residents are to provide:

  • Guidance and the opportunity to competently perform core procedures
  • Defined benchmarks and clearly delineated thresholds for attaining competence
  • A system for assessing and documenting step-by-step procedural competence