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The Saint Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program has provided service to the people of Yonkers for more than 40 years. We feel a deep commitment to this inner-city community and its diverse population. The core of our educational program provides all residents with a range of competencies and skills to practice effectively in a multi-cultural healthcare system. The flexibility that is built into the program encourages residents to pursue their own professional practice goals and personal interests. All faculty are active advisors of the residents and promote self-directed learning and professional identity formation. Residents are integrated into all functions of the residency program including recruitment, curricula development, evaluation, scholarly activities and healthcare administration. The Saint. Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency Program is the only primary care residency program housed in Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. Our ambulatory care of patients is provided in our Family Health Center that provides over 30,000 patient visits annually. 

Our Curriculum prepares Family Medicine physicians who are reliable and competent to provide comprehensive care for patients presenting with a wide range of concerns. Rotations are scheduled in a block system and vary according to year (see below). Our curriculum is designed to incorporate the ACGME developmentally-based family medicine specific- attributes that residents are expected to demonstrate as they progress through the program and include six core competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement; Systems-Based Practice; and Interpersonal Communication. In addition to the rotations, the program offers, a two week Community Medicine rotation (PGY 1); an Outpatient Psychiatry Rotation at our comprehensive psychiatric center: St. Vincent’s (PGY 2); and a range of in-house elective opportunities. Daily didactic presentations include Board review, Core Curriculum presentations, Journal Club, and patient round presentations by residents. A longitudinal behavioral medicine curriculum is inclusive of Resident Well Being and didactic conferences, as well as one-on-one videotape review and patient consultation. 

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 PGY 1 Rotation Information    
 ROTATION    LENGTH OF ROTATION
 Family Medicine Service    5 weeks
 Teaching Medicine Service    10 weeks
 Surgery    3 weeks
 Behavioral Health    1 week
 Night Float (2 weeks/3 weeks)    5 weeks
 FMC/ICU    1 week
 Inpatient Pediatrics    5 weeks
 Gynecology    5 weeks
 Geriatrics    4 weeks
 Obstetrics    5 weeks
 Community Medicine    2 weeks
 Well Baby    2 weeks
 Vacation    4 Weeks
     
 PGY 2 Rotation Information    
 ROTATION    LENGTH OF ROTATION
 Family Medicine Service    5 weeks
 Outpatient Psychiatry    5 weeks
 Obstetrics    3 weeks
 Orthopedics    3 weeks
 Ambulatory Surgery    3 weeks
 Emergency Medicine    5 weeks
 Pediatric Emergency Medicine    4 weeks
 Electives (2)    2 weeks
 Population Health    2 weeks
 Ambulatory Pediatrics    2 weeks
 ICU Days (2 weeks/3 weeks)    5 weeks
 ICU Nights (2 weeks/3 weeks)    5 weeks
 Intersession (Community Medicine-PGY 1s)    5 weeks
 Vacation    4 weeks
     
 PGY 3 Rotation Information    
 ROTATION    LENGTH OF ROTATION
 Teaching Medicine Service    5 weeks
 Emergency Medicine    5 weeks
 Obstetrics    3 weeks
 Orthopedics    4 weeks
 Night Float (2 weeks/3 weeks)    5 weeks
 Ambulatory Pediatrics    6 weeks
 Sports Medicine    4 weeks
 Family Medicine Chief    4 weeks
 Surgical Specialties (ENT/URO)    2 weeks
 Electives (2)    4 weeks
 Away Electives    4 weeks
 Intersession (Community Medicine-PGY 1s)    2 weeks
 Vacation    4 weeks