The family medicine resident service gets the first pick in patients, who must be active patients in the associated surrounding Baylor Scott & White clinics to be considered for admission on the family medicine service.
On the outpatient side, residents enjoy the variety of patients seen in the family medicine clinic, which leads to a strong clinical foundation. Patient-centered teams help residents manage a panel of patients, and, in the Baylor Scott & White Health system, the patients always have specialists who are willing to consult on them.
Other advantages of the program are the possibility for away rotations to other states or other countries. Also, if residents have an interest in a certain area of medicine, specialty electives are available, including obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care and sports medicine.
There is minimal call for our residents, who cover the family medicine service in shifts. There is a day time team and a night team. Residents also cover the family medicine service in shifts on the weekend, which may be considered call but last less than 24 hours.