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Residency Program

Family Medicine at RowanSOM offers integrated learning and patient care in a variety of settings throughout Southern New Jersey. Our residents are exposed to a diverse rotation of specialty areas and have the freedom to attend additional conferences and presentations to suit their medical interests.

Rotations and Hospital Affiliations

The Department of Family Medicine partners with the hospitals at Jefferson Health New Jersey and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as the continuity clinics run by the systems' physicians. Through the five partner hospitals, outpatient facilities, and work with the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, residents have the unique opportunity to treat a combination of rural, suburban and urban populations that are diverse in age, cultures and economic standing.

Because of the scope of resources at RowanSOM, we are often able to tailor residency to an individual’s preference. Elective rotations include, but are not limited to:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Nephrology
  • PM&R
  • Urgent Care
  • Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Hepatology
  • Podiatry
  • Academic Medicine
  • Quality & Patient Safety

Below are sample rotation schedules. Unless noted, all rotations are one month in length.

PGY-1

  • Inpatient Obstetrics
  • Inpatient Medicine - 12 weeks
  • Inpatient Cardiology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Newborn Pediatrics
  • Inpatient Neurology 
  • Inpatient Urology - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory OBGYN - 2 weeks
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - 2 weeks

PGY-2

  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Inpatient Cardiology
  • Inpatient Surgery
  • Inpatient Obstetrics
  • Inpatient Pediatrics 
  • Inpatient Pulmonary
  • Progressive Care Unit - 6 weeks
  • VA Ambulatory Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Outpatient Geriatrics - 2 weeks
  • Palliative Care - 2 weeks
  • Health Systems Management - 2 weeks
  • Research - 2 weeks
  • Elective - 8 weeks

PGY-3

  • Inpatient Geriatrics
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics Emergency Room
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ambulatory Family Medicine
  • VA Ambulatory Medicine
  • Dermatology - 2 weeks
  • Outpatient OBGYN - 2 weeks
  • Endocrinology - 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics - 2 weeks
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - 2 weeks
  • Outpatient Pediatrics - 6 weeks
  • Elective - 8 weeks

Conferences and Didactics

We offer countless opportunities to increase knowledge and improve skills throughout your residency. Residents play an active role in presentations and are encouraged to attend SOM conferences and didactics, as well as additional opportunities that suit individual medical interests. A variety of topics are covered throughout the year at multiple programs including:
  • Family Medicine Friday Didactics
  • Hospital-hosted conferences 
  • Grand Rounds

Topics offered throughout the year include, but are not limited to: osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, women's health, geriatrics, psychiatry, evidence-based medicine and practice management.

 

Friday didactics include recurring sessions such as:

  • Hands On OMM Workshops
  • Balint
  • Monthly Townhalls with Program Leadership
  • Current Guidelines 
  • Cultural Competency
  • Wellness Activities
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sessions
  • Journal Club
  • Procedural skills
  • Board Review
  • Behavioralist Round Table Sessions