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Resident Life

Resident Life

Residents experience the closeness and camaraderie of a small group, both in medical and recreational settings. The three-year program offers opportunities for gaining a practical knowledge base as well as instruction in common family medicine procedures.

Morning Report

Mornings start with a quick "bell ringer" and then a resident gives a presentation. This is usually an interesting case from the service they are working on, with a brief discussion of the disease and disease management to follow the case presentation.

Didactics

Every Wednesday afternoon is protected learning time from noon to 5 p.m. where all residents (other than one alternating upper level that covers the hospital) attend lectures from community preceptors and our residency attending physicians. Lectures are typically an hour long and will vary weekly, with frequent lectures given by pediatricians, ER physicians, neonatologists, OB-GYN's, orthopedists, podiatrists, allergists and ENTs, as well as other specialists.

Resident Three-year Schedule

First Year Rotations

  • Family Medicine Orientation (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Family Medicine (10 weeks)
  • Night Float (10 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Clinic/Procedures (7 weeks)
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Trauma Surgery/Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Ancillary Services (2 weeks)
  • Rural (2 weeks)
  • Holiday/Vacation (3 weeks)

(On average, two half days of continuity clinic each week during intern year)

Second Year Rotations

  • Inpatient Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Intensive Care (ICU) (6 weeks)
  • ER Night Float (6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Clinic/Procedures (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry/Ophthalmology (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (3 weeks)
  • Dermatology (2 weeks)
  • ENT (2 weeks)
  • General Surgery (2 weeks)
  • Scholarly Activity (2 weeks)
  • Elective (3 weeks)
  • Holiday/Vacation(4 weeks)

(On average, three half days of continuity clinic each week during second year)

Third Year Rotations

  • Ambulatory Clinic/Procedures (9 weeks)
  • Inpatient Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Night Float (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Geriatrics/Community Health (6 weeks)
  • Ortho/Sports Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Electives (11 weeks)
  • Holiday/Vacation (4 weeks)

(On average, four half days of continuity clinic each week during third year)

Longitudinal Curriculum

  • Gynecology
  • Practice Management
  • Community/Population Health
  • Quality Improvment

Salary and Benefits

Benefit Coverage
Salaries

PGY-1 $50,000

PGY-2 $51,000

PGY-3 $52,000

State Retirement Fund Contributions

PGY-1 $2,790 (in addition to salary)

PGY-2 $2,850

PGY-3 $2,910

Health Insurance*

Covered*

Dental Insurance

Optional

Life Insurance

Basic covered/optional offered

Disability

Optional

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Optional

Vacation

12 days annually

Plus state holidays as applicable

Sick Leave

Accrues at 8 hours per month

CME/Educational Leave for PGY2 and PGY3

5 days per year

CME/Professional

PGY-1 $500

PGY-2 $500

PGY-3 $500

ACLS/PALS/NRP/ALSO

Free

Institutional Permit (temporary license)

Free

Pager

Provided

Parking at all clinics and hospitals

Free

Meals at both hospitals

Free

Membership to AAFP which includes the TAFP, and the TMA

Free

Full privileges at TAMU Health Science Center Medical Library and UNTHSC

Free

Notebook Computer

Provided

Qualified Moving

Reimbursed up to $2,000

Professional Liability Insurance

Provided

Communication Allowance**

$1,080 for phone service & data plan**

Texas Licensure Fees

Approximately $1,500

Spousal Alliance

Our residency attracts about a 50/50 mix of married and unmarried residents. Of the married residents, about half have children. We have a strong spousal alliance group that is led by a third-year resident's wife and is handed off to another third-year wife each year. We have organized "girls' night" events about once monthly where all the female residents and male residents' wives/fiances/girlfriends get together for anything from coffee or ice cream to white elephant gift exchanges during the holidays to a relaxing afternoon where the kids can play together in one big backyard. In addition, we also have numerous residency-wide events, both planned and impromptu. Our events include regular basketball games, volleyball tournaments, cook outs, birthday get-togethers, and movie nights. You can be as involved as you want in our outside-of-work fun.

Bryan-College Station is a great place to raise a young family with great daycare options and public and private school systems. We have numerous clean and family friendly parks dispersed throughout town. We also have a Children's Museum and countless extracurricular activities for children. Texas A&M University also provides many opportunities for events of interest to residents including sporting events, theater, plays, musical events and religious and cultural support for any group you can think of. We are about two hours east of Austin and two hours north of Houston, thus giving countless options for activities either in town or out of town for your weekends off.

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