Second Year

residents and lynch in birthing suite practicing neonatal resuscitation

Second year residents continue to follow their patients in the Family Medicine Clinic, spend six months in each specialty, and attend lectures and conferences for each specialty. Additionally, during the second year, residents begin their continuity experience in Family Medicine Psychiatry, our primary care mental health clinic, with Alison Lynch, MD, and Michelle Weckmann, MD, our family medicine-psychiatry trained faculty. Residents spend one half day per week seeing patients in Family Medicine Clinic. Family medicine rotations include inpatient family medicine, community medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics, inpatient pediatrics, and surgery. Psychiatry rotations include addiction medicine, outpatient neurology, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and inpatient psychiatry.

Residents participate in a focus learning course in advanced life support in obstetrics (ALSO) during their second year.

In psychiatry, second year residents take junior call all year. In family medicine, second year residents take junior call until they have completed required rotations (obstetrics, emergency medicine, inpatient pediatrics) and are deemed competent for limited independence and able to supervise others. The promotions committee will determine if they are eligible for senior call based on these requirements.

View a chart that breaks down the second year of training.

For a more in-depth look at each year of training, explore the following: