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What Does Training Look Like?

Residency in Family Medicine is three or four years. There are multiple fellowships available after residency, including but not limited to: Addiction medicine,  Geriatric medicine, Integrative medicine, Sports medicine, OB, Global health, Hospitalist, Pallative care, and Rural medicine.

Sub-specialties include addiction medicine,  geriatric medicine, integrative medicine, sports medicine, OB, global health, hospitalist, pallative care, and rural medicine.
What Does a Typical Workday Look Like?

This varies depending on the scope of care of the provider. Full spectrum family physicians may start their day by rounding in the hospital, seeing their patients at 7 am, then going to clinic after rounds until around 5 pm. They may take OB and hospital calls overnight and on weekends. Other family physicians focus only on outpatient clinic and may work from 8-5.
Important Qualities and Traits

Qualities recognized as important to family medicine include:

  • Interest in continuity of care
  • Forming relationships with patients & families over time
Shadowing Opportunities

Students can contact Adam Peltz for shadowing opportunities.
Research Opportunities

Contact either Dr. Rade Pejic or Dr. Kiernan Smith for information about current opportunities to get involved with research.

Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.

Specialty Interest Group

The Family & Community Medicine (FCMIG) Interest group is open to all Tulane Medical students considering a primary care path.

2018 Officers:

Tim Gressett

Brandyn Bobb

David Eckles

Recommended T3 & T4 Coursework

Clerkship in Family Medicine can be taken at any time, but the middle to end of the third year is optimal.

Specialty Statistics

Number of Applicants & Positions (from "Results and Data 2018 Main Residency Match")

Summary Statistics (from "Charting Outcomes in the Match 2018")

family medicine charting outcomes-match 2018


Special Considerations When Applying for Residency

There are no special considerations when applying to this residency.

Important Advice

Doing an away rotation is a great opportunity to learn more about a residency program and for both parties to decide if they are a good fit.

Highlight why you are interested in family medicine and any extra-curricular activities which demonstrate your interest in primary care and community medicine when applying.