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, PALS, 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 Hot Spring Health Clinic in Thermopolis, Hot Springs Health Hospital, and either the Worland or Riverton 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, Orthopedics, Cardiology, etc.
Hospital work will include daily rounds and will involve managing adult, pediatric, maternity, and neonatal patients.
Call shifts for the hospital and emergency department occur 1 night per week and one weekend per month
. The call shifts will be home call and include covering hospital patients as well as clinic patient phone calls.
The residents will take ACLS 1st and 3rd year and ATLS during the 2nd year. Residents should have the clinical and procedural skills needed to stabilize the emergency patient until appropriate medical, surgical, or pediatric treatment can be arranged; including transport if necessary.
Residents will rotate with local counselors, psychologists, and psychiatric medical providers to further their knowledge in diagnosis of mental health conditions and complete psychiatric histories, gain skills in difficult patient interviews, and psychiatric medications.
. Routine opportunity will occur during patient visits in the continuity clinic as well as the emergency room.
Residents will be providing continuity care to a larger number of families with a greater degree of responsibility during their 2nd and 3rd year. Residents are encouraged to coordinate all of the health needs of their patients with the assistance of team members.
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. 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.