Department of Family Medicine

Curriculum Overview

a resident in the Rural Family Medicine Residency Program

Curriculum Overview

The first year of the residency will be in Dayton, where residents will see adult patients at Miami Valley Hospital and pediatric patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital.  Residents will also see continuity patients for one half day per week at Family Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Darke County just 40 minutes northwest of Dayton.

The second and third years of the curriculum will be in Greenville, where residents will see patients at Wayne HealthCare hospital, a local nursing home, and a number of outpatient offices.  The continuity clinic will be at Family Health Services of Darke County. 

In order to provide an especially robust experience in obstetrics, gynecology, and geriatrics, residents will have both block rotations and longitudinal experiences in these areas during their rural years.


Block PGY1 PGY2 PGY3
1 Cardiology Geriatrics Community Medicine
2 Inpatient Pediatrics Adult EM Urgent Care
3 Inpatient Pediatrics FM Ambulatory FM Inpatient
4 Adult EM FM Inpatient Podiatry
5 Peds EM OB Pediatrics Behavioral Health
6 OB Psych/Chemical Dependency II Outpatient Pediatrics
7 Neonatology Outpatient Pediatrics Sports Medicine
8 OB Orthopedics Dentistry/  Optometry
9 FM Inpatient Practice Management Cardiology
10 FM Inpatient Surgery Elective 3
11 FM Inpatient Geriatrics Elective 4
12 FM Inpatient Elective 1 Elective 5
13 Psych/Chemical Dependency Elective 2 Elective 6


Unique Aspects of Curriculum

The richness of the care available at the rural clinic allows for unique rotations and excellent opportunities for interprofessional education and training.  The rural clinic has very busy optometry and dental clinics (including a pediatric dentist!).  Behavioral health providers include a psychiatrist and counselors that specialize in clinical counseling, marriage and family therapy, and addiction recovery.   There is an onsite pharmacy, and a full time dietician on staff.  Six providers provide medical-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.  Other learners at the clinic include dental residents, pharmacy residents, and medical students.


Residents have six four-week blocks for electives of their choosing; two in the second year and four in the third year.  Electives under development include: hospice medicine, neurology, oncology, behavioral health, pain management, and nutrition. 


Residents will have didactics on Wednesday afternoons, and they will join residents from the Dayton residency program either virtually or in-person.  Faculty from both the rural and the urban programs will lead didactics sessions.


Last edited on 10/20/2023.