A major feature of the block curriculum is our Family Medicine inpatient service. This service comprises residents and family medicine attendings, and provides comprehensive patient care in a family medicine model. Thus, patients are cared for in the medicine, surgery, pediatrics, maternity care, rehabilitation and emergency department arenas by the same inpatient team, striving for continuity between the hospital and the Family Medicine Center. Our integrated electronic medical record (EMR) facilitates transfer of information and coordination of care.

A new feature of our curriculum (starting in the 2022-23 academic year) is our shift to the clinic-first model. With the changes to the ACGME requirements for family medicine residency, we were able to replace previously-required rotations that were less relevant to today’s family medicine practice with more innovative curriculum, including ultrasound and addiction medicine. We are also implementing a clinic week (on top of already-scheduled continuity clinic within each block) every 3 months to provide our residents with greater continuity with their patients.

All blocks are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.

First Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service (16 weeks)
  • Obstetrics – White Memorial (6 weeks)
  • Cardiology
  • MICU
  • Pediatrics Clinic
  • Pediatrics Inpatient
  • Neonatology
  • Gynecology (3 weeks)
  • Addiction Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Ultrasound (1 week)

Second Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service (10 weeks)
  • Cardiology
  • Obstetrics – Long Beach Memorial
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Westside Clinic
  • Sports Medicine
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Elective – 4 weeks

Third Year

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Service (6-7 weeks)
  • Gynecology
  • Community Medicine
  • Westside Clinic
  • Orthopedics (2 weeks)
  • Ophthalmology (2 weeks)
  • Urology (2 weeks)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2 weeks)
  • Health Systems Management (2 weeks)
  • Electives – 12 weeks