Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

Career Development - Family & Community Medicine

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. Residents may train in opposed or unopposed programs in academic, academic-affiliated and/or community based programs.
 
Subspecialties

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
  • Ability to work with the intellectual challenges which arise within broad differential diagnoses
  • Interest in working with chronic care management and preventative medicine
  • Desire for a dynamic workday in an outpatient setting
 
Shadowing Opportunities

Students can contact Adam Peltz for shadowing opportunities.
 
Research Opportunities

Contact either Dr. Rade Pejic, Dr. Kiernan Smith or Dr. Clarissa Hoff 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.

2019 Officers:

Alarica Dietzen

Madeleine Dehner

Joby Westmoreland

Hannah Willey

 
Who are the Specialty Academic/Career Advisors for this Specialty?

Dr. Eddie Dennard

Students may also seek out other faculty, if they choose. Additionally, you may contact Adam Peltz, Senior Program Coordinator, for more information.

 
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.

A great way to network and get to know more about a program’s “feel,” personnel, curricula and opportunities is to attend the annual conference of the AAFP.

 
Where Past Tulane Students Have Matched





U Massachusetts Med School WORCESTER MA 2015
LSUHSC-Shreveport-LA SHREVEPORT LA 2015
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2015
Scripps Mercy Hosp-Chula Vista-CA CHULA VISTA CA 2015
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2015
Chippenham Med Ctr-VA RICHMOND VA 2015
Concord Hospital-NH CONCORD NH 2015
Crozer-Chester Med Ctr-PA UPLAND PA 2015
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2015
U New Mexico SOM ALBUQUERQUE NM 2015
Naval Hospital - Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE FL 2015
Institute for Family Health-NY KINGSTON NY 2015
U Illinois COM-Chicago CHICAGO IL 2015
Swedish Medical Center-WA SEATTLE WA 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
Anderson Area Med Ctr-SC ANDERSON SC 2016
Chippenham Medical Center-VA RICHMOND VA 2016
Memorial Hermann Hosp-TX SUGAR LAND TX 2016
U Iowa Hosps and Clinics IOWA CITY IA 2016
Contra Costa Reg Med Ctr-CA MARTINEZ CA 2016
U Washington Affil Hosps SEATTLE WA 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
Contra Costa Reg Med Ctr-CA MARTINEZ CA 2016
Providence Hospital-DC WASHINGTON DC 2016
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2016
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2016
Sutter Med Ctr of Santa Rosa-CA SANTA ROSA CA 2016
Eastern VA Med School-VA NORFOLK VA 2017
Methodist Hosp-Sacramento-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2017
U Texas Med Branch-Galveston GALVESTON TX 2017
U New Mexico SOM ALBUQUERQUE NM 2017
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2017
Kaiser Permanente-San Diego-CA SAN DIEGO CA 2017
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2017
Montana Family Medicine BILLINGS MT 2017
LSUHSC Lake Charles-LA LAKE CHARLES LA 2017
Oregon Health & Science Univ KLAMATH FALLS OR 2017
Sutter Med Ctr of Santa Rosa-CA SANTA ROSA CA 2017
Camp Lejeune JACKSONVILLE NC 2017
U Tennessee COM-Memphis MEMPHIS TN 2018
U Wisconsin SOM and Public MADISON WI 2018
PeaceHealth Southwest Med Ctr- VANCOUVER WA 2018
East Jefferson Gen Hosp-LA METAIRIE LA 2018
Offutt AFB OMAHA NE 2018
Ft Wayne Med Ed Prog-IN FORT WAYNE IN 2018
Jackson Memorial Hosp-FL MIAMI FL 2018
U Texas HSC-San Antonio SAN ANTONIO TX 2018
Cook County Health and Hosps Sys- CHICAGO IL 2018
University of Montana MISSOULA MT 2018
Florida State University COM FORT MYERS FL 2019
Idaho State University POCATELLO ID 2019
Brown Family Med-RI PAWTUCKET RI 2019
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA KENNER LA 2019
Harrison Med Ctr-WA BREMERTON WA 2019
U South Alabama Hospitals  MOBILE AL 2019
UC Irvine Med Ctr-CA ORANGE CA 2019
Aria Jefferson Health - PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2019
Scripps Mercy Hosp-Chula Vista-CA CHULA VISTA CA 2019
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2019
U Tennessee COM-Memphis  MEMPHIS TN 2019
Tacoma Family Med-WA TACOMA WA 2019
Mountain AHEC-NC ASHEVILLE NC 2019
University of Montana MISSOULA MT 2019
Cook County Health and Hosps Sys-IL CHICAGO IL 2019
U South Florida Morsani COM-Tampa TAMPA FL 2019
UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside-PA PITTSBURGH PA 2019
UAMS Regional Centers-AR BATESVILLE AR 2019