Specific to Family Medicine is a didactic program designed to cover the core curriculum and the core competencies. Weekly Reading Club is held on Wednesday mornings at DPH. This is facilitated by the Program Director. In addition, noon lectures are held at the Continuity Clinic three to four days per week.
The FM residency is one of six residency programs at DPH. As such, the residents not only have the benefit of their dedicated didactic program, but also are able to participate in the didactics of the specialty program when rotating on those services. Des Peres Hospital has a Morning Report presentation and a Noon Conference, both held 5 days per week.
The Morning Report is a resident driven educational program in which residents present topics specific to their specialties. These programs are focused for the PGY-1s and medical students. Family Medicine residents, on house-based rotations, are expected to attend these presentations. On Wednesdays, Family Medicine residents facilitate this presentation. Noon Conference is held daily and is presented by attending staff physicians interested in educating our residents. Most topics are primary care related. These presentations are focused at all levels of training.