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Department of Family Medicine


Throughout the 36-month Family Medicine Residency Program here at Wright State University there is ample flexibility through electives and individually structured learning experiences to meet your specific educational goals. Advanced exposure to hospitalist medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine and geriatrics is also available. The curriculum meets or exceeds all requirements of the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Residency Year 1

castingThe first year focuses on inpatient clinical experiences. You will rotate at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) as well as the Dayton Children's Hospital for pediatrics. You will care for your personal patient panels in your selected outpatient site one to two half days per week. The first year is comprised of the following rotations:

  • Cardiology Inpatient (1 block)
  • DCH Inpatient Peds (2 blocks)
  • ER (1 block)
  • FM Ambulatory (1 block)
  • FP Inpatient (3 blocks)
  • Neonatology (1 block)
  • OB (2 block) 
  • Peds ER (1 block)
  • Surgery (1 block)

Residency Year 2

In your second year, you will make the transition toward a more extensive outpatient care experience and will spend two to three half days per week caring for your private patients in the office setting. The second year is comprised of the following rotations:

  • DCH Outpatient Peds (1 block)
  • Dermatology/ENT (1 block)
  • Elective (1 block)
  • ER (1 block)
  • FM Ambulatory (1 block)
  • FP Inpatient (2 blocks)
  • Geriatrics I (1 block)
  • GYN (1 block)
  • ICU (1 block)
  • OB (1 block)
  • Orthopedics (1 block)
  • Psych/Chemical Dependency (1 block)

Residency Year 3

In your final year of training, you have the opportunity to supervise junior residents on the inpatient service. Most ambulatory rotations consist of five half days per week in the office of a sub-specialist and three to four half days per week caring for your patients in your office. The third year is comprised of the following rotations:

  • Community Medicine (1 block)
  • Electives (2 blocks)
  • FM Ambulatory (1 block)
  • FP Chief (2-3 blocks)
  • Geriatrics II (1 block)
  • Medicine (i.e. GI/Neuro/Cardio) (2 blocks)
  • Practice Management (1 block)
  • School Health (1 block)
  • Sports Medicine (1 block)
  • Urology/Ophthalmology (1 block)

Didactic lectures occur Wednesday afternoons of every week throughout all three years of residency training. 

1 block = 4 weeks

Last edited on 08/31/2021.