Objectives of the Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Residency Continuum

The program is based on three objectives:

  1. Increase the number of students who elect to enter Family Practice in either a rural, suburban, or urban underserved area
  2. Provide exposure to, and experience of, family medicine as it is practiced in these selected settings
  3. Decrease the time and debt load needed to produce a quality family physician, by awarding the D.O. degree following a three-year curriculum

Other objectives include:

  • Recruit high-performing, dedicated members from within each first year class of the College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students.
  • Support students with intensive year-round focus on family medicine as a specialty.
  • Provide and continually update courses in family medicine and community responsibility as core elements of the preparation for a specialty in primary care training.
  • Publicize financial aid and financial planning resources to both students and parents through information sessions and financial aid workshops.
  • Provide students with community based clerkship rotations in underserved areas.
  • Increase the number and quality of the College of Osteopathic Medicine applicants through partnerships with pre-medical programs within regional institutions of higher education.
  • Introduce a series of longitudinal curricula in which students have the opportunity to experience "real world" ongoing contact with medical practice and patients over extended periods of time.
  •  Link family medicine residencies, including problem-based learning, longitudinal courses, and increased levels of one-on-one instruction.
"You’ll be with the patients, preferably for their entire life, and be able to see them grow up, take care of them and then eventually their children."
-Joel Attard
Second year medical student
Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine Continuum
"The curriculum has a family medicine focus. When you’re part of family medicine—the helping community—you’re part of the community and you have a leadership role."
-Miles Hang
Second year medical student
Accelerated D.O./Family Medicine

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