The Practice IS the Curriculum

Residents learn best by training in an environment that models the best ideals of their future practice.

In the outpatient setting, residents work in teams that mimic their own private clinic, each with a set of physicians, nurses, continuity panel of patients, and imbedded behavioral health counselors. Residents actively participate in team-based QI projects and team leadership.

All inpatient training occurs in Waco’s two community-based hospitals in close partnership with the robust community of specialists and subspecialists. There are no other residencies or fellowships in Waco—residents work directly with our consulting and supervising physicians to provide an exceptional clinical experience and training.

Our rotations are divided into 12 four-week blocks. Two weeks of winter ’Tween Weeks at Christmas allow all residents to have one week off around the Christmas or New Year’s holiday. Two weeks of summer ‘Tween Weeks facilitate the onboarding and graduation processes. Vacation-eligible blocks are shaded in the detailed, downloadable block schedule below.

Waco Residents training enviroments.

WFM Rotation Overview

Obstetrics/Women’s Health2 months2 monthsComprehensive Maternity
Care Track:
1 month
Women’s Health Clinic:
2 weeks
Inpatient Medicine2 months4 months3 months
Community Medicine1 month1 month
2 months
1 month
1 month
Inpatient: 2 months
Outpatient:1 month
Emergency Medicine1 month1 month
Behavioral Health1 month
Night Float1 month
Musculoskeletal1 month1 month
ICU1 month
Geriatrics/Palliative Care1 month
Electives1 month2 months3 months

Additional longitudinal training includes:

  • Specialty Clinics
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Practice Management (Management of Health Systems)
  • HIV Care

Colonoscopy training provided during both the PGY1 elective month and longitudinally.

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