The residency clinic and offices are in a new building attached to the hospital. We
offer a continuous three-year position with 12 positions per class. The focus
of the residency is to produce family physicians who are well-trained in all aspects of
family medicine, and to produce physicians who can contribute to the overall mission
of the United States Air Force.
We offer opportunities for training in a wide variety of procedures, from vaginal deliveries to vasectomies. A sampling follows...- Vaginal and assisted vaginal deliveries- Endoscopy (colonoscopy, and EGD)- Graded exercise testing (treadmills)- Vasectomy- Colposcopy, LEEP- Dermatological procedures- Neonatal circumcision- Uncomplicated fracture management and casting- Joint injection/aspiration First YearThe internship is the seminal event in your medical education. We have a balanced schedule of rotations, both at Eglin and at our affiliated hospital, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. The year is broken up into 13 4-week blocks. Three blocks are in adult inpatient medicine, two blocks are in obstetrics, one block in inpatient pediatrics, two weeks are nursery at Eglin, two blocks are on general surgery/ambulatory procedures, and one block each on outpatient orthopedics and dermatology. Call is done on a night float basis and is split between covering obstetrics and other admissions. You average one weekend day of call per month when not on night float.Second YearSecond year continues with advancing responsibilities supervising medical students and interns. Again, the year is broken into 13 4-week blocks. Three blocks are on inpatient medicine, 2 blocks are on pediatrics – 1 outpatient at Eglin, 1 month in the pediatric ER at Sacred Heart, 1 (4 weeks) blocks are on gynecology, 1 block is in the emergency department, and 1 block each in outpatient neurology, ambulatory procedures, orthopedics. During your second year one week of paid CME is available, and there are 2 weeks of elective time. Call is done via a nightfloat system. You average one weekend call per month when not on nightfloat. Third YearThe third year completes your development as a family physician. The focus of this year shifts to your outpatient continuity clinic, leading an inpatient team, and honing your procedural skills. The year includes 10 weeks of elective time and the opportunity for humanitarian missions to underdeveloped countries. Additionally, you will attend the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) in San Antonio Texas. Again, you are allowed one paid CME trip during the year. Three residents serve as chiefs for the year.