Tracks or Areas of Concentration
The Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento Family Medicine Residency Program prides itself on an extensive core curriculum designed to provide our residents with comprehensive exposure to the full spectrum of family medicine. In an effort to enrich the educational experiences of our resident physicians, specialized tracks have been introduced. These tracks offer elective rotations that afford residents the opportunity to gain more in-depth experience in specific domains, including obstetrics, human trafficking, and hospital medicine. Residents frequently make their track selections during their first year; nevertheless, our program maintains flexibility, allowing residents to transition between tracks as needed throughout their training.
Medical Safe Haven: Human Trafficking
The Medical Safe Haven track is dedicated to excellence in clinical care - the care of patients with a history of or ongoing exposure to human trafficking. Through robust mentorship, the track fosters scholarly endeavors such as article or book chapter writing. This track also places significant emphasis on community outreach, including the development of strong collaborative relationships with community partners committed to delivering exceptional patient care to vulnerable populations.
The Hospital Medicine Track is dedicated to cultivating the essential skills that physicians require for optimal performance and success in an inpatient clinical environment. This track prioritizes proficiency in point-of-care ultrasound, increased autonomy with management of inpatient admissions with a unique 1:1 attending to resident learning dyad, enhanced experience with BiPAP and ventilator management with respiratory therapists, and opportunities to explore nuclear med stress testing as well as additional procedural experience (i.e. intubation and central line placement).
The Obstetrics Track is designed to offer residents a comprehensive immersion into the multifaceted realm of pregnancy. This track provides extensive exposure to labor and delivery in both urban and rural contexts, augmented by rigorous training in point-of-care ultrasound. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to rotate through areas such as pelvic physical therapy, Urogynecology, outpatient OB/GYN, and comprehensive family planning.
Outpatient Family Medicine
The Outpatient Family Medicine track is focused on the diverse nature of outpatient family practice. Residents will be afforded the opportunity to engage in direct primary care practices, private practices, federally qualified health centers, functional medicine practices, solo practices, employed physician practices, and various other clinical settings. Gaining exposure to the full spectrum of outpatient family medicine is invaluable in aiding residents as they shape their career aspirations.