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Curriculum Highlights

Our innovative "Clinic First" curriculum is on the cutting edge of family medicine training. The curriculum presents uninterrupted educational experiences and maximizes continuity with each individual resident's panel of patients. Our clinic first model features residents in full day clinic. Our focus is to train family medicine physicians for modern practice while balancing the opportunities for those choosing full scope medicine. Each year is unique and progressively looks more and more like family medicine practice after residency.

Program Year One

  • The first year of residency separates outpatient and inpatient responsibilities allowing residents to focus learning on one aspect of training at a time. This means if a resident starts the morning in the hospital, then they will continue with inpatient duties throughout the day rather than needing to switch mid-day. This approach differs significantly from traditional training methods. The outcome is greater continuity, which develops stronger personal relationships with patients.

Program Year Two

  • The second year further increases clinic availability for continuity with each resident's own patients. Second year residents spend two weeks in rotations with minimal outpatient clinic. This is followed by two weeks of outpatient continuity clinic. This 2+2 format enables patient follow-up within a two-week timeframe.

Program Year Three

  • The third year takes the clinic first approach to its ultimate conclusion. Residents will complete 52 individual weeks, which mimics a practicing family physician. Some weeks will include inpatient coverage with minimal clinic - analogous to a rural family practice that sees its own Inpatient/Peds/OB. Some weeks will be electives - comparable to CME weeks. This time is for each resident to hone the skills needed for their future practice type. Most weeks (32) will be in the outpatient continuity practice and specialty clinics seeing the panel that you have come to know well over the preceding 2 years.

Specialty Clinics

We offer a number of "sub-specialty and procedural clinics" that are held in the residency clinic building. Many of these clinics have one resident and one attending physician. Some of our specialty clinics include:

  • Colposcopy
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Pediatric Consultation
  • Procedure Clinic
  • Mobile Clinic/ Street Medicine Clinic
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Rapid Access (Walk-In) Clinic
  • Vasectomy Clinic
  • Adolescent OB Clinic
  • Gender Affirming Care (T-Med) Clinic


Providence St. Peter Family Medicine is committed to teaching obstetrical care. Residents will learn from full scope family medicine faculty as well as OB/GYN hospitalists and specialists. Our residency program is unopposed which allows residents to learn low to high risk obstetrical care from a variety of attendings. Some residents have completed Obstetric Fellowships after graduating from our program.

Our program also provides obstetric care to adolescent pregnant patients with a multidisciplinary team of providers, including residents, faculty, behavioral health providers, and nutritionists.