The residents will spend a robust 1st year at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program Casper with our core program. The intern year is set up with a traditional block rotation format to take advantage of the specialists and all that the Wyoming Medical Center has to offer. During that time, 1st year All PGY I residents spend one to two half days a week in their continuity clinic. Night call covered with float intern during the week & the weekend shifts covered in a rotating fashion by the remaining interns, depending on the rotation. One month is spent away from Casper for the pediatrics rotation in Salt Lake City. All first year residents are expected to pass ACLS, ATLS, ALSO, and NRP.
Both of the below rotations will take place early in the second year
The resident will live and train in Thermopolis during the remainder of the second and third year. We believe that the continuity of care is the center of what we do and the educational structure will emphasize this through the training process. Residents will see patients at the Red Rock Clinic in Thermopolis, the Hot Springs County memorial Hospital, and either the Worland or Basin Clinic. Residents will spend 5-6 half days in their continuity clinic weekly. They will admit patients to the hospital, do ER shifts, and attend deliveries all during the course of a week. Additionally they will work with community and visiting attendings to gain experience in specialties such as Radiology, Surgery, Gynecology, Ortho, Cardiology, etc.
Hospital work will include daily rounds and will involve managing adult, pediatric, maternity, and neonatal patients.
Emergency room shifts will be 1-2 shifts a week and 1 weekend a month. The call shifts will be home call and include covering hospital patients as well as clinic patient phone calls.
In Thermopolis three Thursday afternoons a month residents will have didactics covering all aspects of family medicine. These will be attended via video conferencing like ZOOM. The 4th Thursday the residents will travel to Casper for SIM labs. Once a month will have SIM lab in Thermopolis as well for Ultrasound training, mock codes for trauma, cardiac arrest, difficult delivery, neonatal resuscitation, acute stroke care. Morning teaching will cover various internal medicine, OB, surgery, and outpatient topics. Morning report will occur daily for new admissions and review of current inpatients.