Curriculum

At Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency, our curriculum is designed to provide residents with comprehensive rural family medicine training with the flexibility to customize their education so that they can practice in the rural setting they desire. Our community provides an extensive patient case mix so residents will experience the full spectrum of family medicine from obstetrics with C-sections, upper and lower endoscopy and other procedures, to emergency medicine, inpatient medicine, and outpatient clinic. Overall, our distinguished faculty and sub-specialists work with and teach our residents to be competent, confident, and caring family physicians no matter what area of rural family medicine interests them.

PGY-1 Curriculum

  • Orientation: 2 weeks
  • Obstetrics: 8 weeks
  • SHIP- Smoky Hill Inpatient: 10 weeks
  • Neurology: 2 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine: 2 weeks
  • Inpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks
  • BSCM- Behavioral Science & Community Medicine: 4 weeks
  • COP- Care of the Older Patient: 4 weeks
  • Surgery: 4 weeks
  • SHOC- Smoky Hill On Call: 4 weeks
  • Elective: 4 weeks
  • Outpatient Peds: 4 weeks

PGY-2 Curriculum

  • Obstetrics: 8 weeks (Optional)
  • Trauma: 4 weeks (Choose Surgery or ER focus)
  • SHIP- Smoky Hill Inpatient: 10 weeks
  • Ortho: 4 weeks
  • ICU: 4 weeks
  • COP- Care of the Older Patient: 4 weeks
  • Cardiology: 4 weeks
  • SHER- Smoky Hill ER: 4 weeks (Night call/ER combo rotation)
  • Elective: 12-20 weeks (depending on if you do OB)
  • Practice Management: 2 weeks


PGY-3 Curriculum

  • Gyn: 4 weeks
  • Obstetrics: 8 weeks (Optional)
  • SHIP- Smoky Hill Inpatient: 6 weeks
  • Sports Med: 4 weeks
  • SHOP- Smoky Hill Outpatient: 4 weeks
  • Inpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks
  • Outpatient Pediatrics: 4 weeks
  • Practice Management: 2 Weeks
  • SHER- Smoky Hill ER: 2 weeks
  • Elective: 14-22 weeks

Elective Rotation Options

  • Procedures
  • Psychiatry
  • Urology
  • Nephrology
  • Dermatology
  • Anesthesia
  • Board prep
  • Pediatric reading
  • Quality improvement
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • ER

Procedures

We are trained in the full spectrum of Family Medicine, from cradle to grave. Below are some of the procedures we learn. 

  • C-Sections, including primary surgeon
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Skin biopsies
  • Suturing
  • Splinting and casting
  • Central lines
  • Intubation
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Placement of LARC (Long Acting Reversible Contraception)
  • Circumcision
  • Pessary fitting
  • Vasectomy
  • D&C
  • Chest tubes