Third Year Curriculum


Core Rotations
The four PGY3 COREs continue the longitudinal focus on outpatient clinical knowledge and skills. In the third year, residents focus on ophthalmology, urology, and public health. The longitudinal public health curriculum is designed to engage residents with a broad array of public health issues facing the Indianapolis community and the nation, including: health and healthcare disparity, the social and community contexts of healthcare, physician advocacy, epidemiology, global health, and health policy and economics. Practice management and leadership, behavioral science, and scholarship activities continue to be an integral part of all COREs in the third year.

This four-week rotation offers residents an intensive opportunity to work with board-certified dermatologists in an office setting. During this rotation as well as in the Family Medicine Center, residents will perform a variety of dermatologic procedures.

Emergency Medicine
FM residents at our program have their EM experience at IU Health Methodist Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center. The residents are scheduled as an integral resident member of the emergency room and rotate through sections of the Emergency Department as do the EM residents. Residents are required to staff patients with EM faculty prior to the patient's discharge.

Family Medicine Inpatient
There are two FMI rotations during the PGY 3 year. The rotation description is the same as for the PGY 1 and PGY 2 rotations, but with an increased level of supervision of PGY1 andPGY2 residents and medical students.

Sports Medicine
This rotation is predominantly office-based with a focus on outpatient evaluation and treatment of orthopedic-related pathology. Time is dedicated to joint examination, injury care, rehabilitation, injection technique, and exercise prescription with additional time spent with certified casting technicians who are best suited to teach these skills. Physical therapists aid in the teaching of exercise prescription, therapeutic rehabilitation, and use of modalities in the treatment and recovery from injury.

Pediatrics Outpatient
Pediatrics Outpatient is a concentrated rotation in an outpatient pediatrics clinic alongside pediatricians and family medicine preceptors at an FQHC and at the Family Medicine Center, focusing on:

  • Developmental Screenings
  • Well-Child Exams
  • Acute Care
  • Asthma Treatment
  • ADHD Management

In the third year of training, residents complete three blocks of electives. Residents may: 1. repeat an experience in one of the required rotations; 2. choose from templated existing electives (examples below); or 3. customize a rotation to accommodate clinical interest and/or future practice needs.

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Casting
  • Colonscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Ethics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • International Medicine
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Research/Scholarship
  • Rheumatology
  • Underserved Medicine
  • Wound Care

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