Our three-year AOA Family Medicine Residency Program begins as an incorporate internship and it continues through three years of osteopathic graduate medical education.
Our residents gain extensive experience in outpatient settings, where Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) is an integral part of patient care. Their training also enables them to follow patients through every stage of the care process, from physician office visits through inpatient and outpatient care and, finally, to discharge. Residents participate in daily teaching rounds with attending physicians, including surgical or specialty rounds as well as biweekly inpatient OMT rounds. In addition, they gain extensive experience in the technical field, reviewing diagnostic tools such as digital X-rays, CT scans, state-of-the-science MRI films, ultrasound film, pathology slides and echocardiograms.
|• Behavioral Health
• Cross-Cultural Sensitivity
• Emergency Medicine
• Family Medical Center
• Internal Medicine
• Park Hill Medical Center
• Practice Management
• Rheumatic Conditions
• Sports & Recreational Medicine
Our residents also work collaboratively with other residents in the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and General Surgery programs. The programs borrow from the collective strengths of each other, offering residents a broader and more complex teaching experience than can be found at most community hospitals. Residents work with and build relationships with a large number of faculty representing many disciplines. they partake in diverse resident-to-resident interaction among various residencies and are offered incresed educational opprtunities, especially for primary care residents.
Because Conemaugh Memorial is a teaching hospital, residents also gain invaluable experience instructing allopathic and osteopathic medical students on advances in Family Medicine. This enables our residents to test their knowledge and understanding of general principles, strengthen communication and presentation skills, and reinforce lessons learned from daily interactions with faculty, staff and patients.
The economies of scale that come with multiple residency programs also allow MMC to purchase state-of-the-art training equipment, such as the METI Human Patient Simulator. The HPS is a computer model-driven, full-size adult and child mannequin that is physiologically based and able to react to interventions in real time. It has a heartbeat and pulse, and accurately mirrors human responses to CPR, medications, intubation, catheterizations and other procedures. Our residents will have the opportunity the learn from such state-of-the-art equipment to create a strong foundation and move forward in their practice.