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Residency Programs

CVMC offers both: Traditional Rotating Internship and a Family Practice Residency Program. Our program is committed to producing competent, caring, Osteopathic physicians. We pride ourselves in daily hospital rounds, regular OMM lectures, special “End of Life” training, and stellar EKG rounds. Moreover, our residents have professional autonomy with patients, medical staff and students. We offer competitive annual salaries, monthly housing stipends, and a thorough benefits package.

The teaching faculty at C.V.M.C. understands that there is more to postgraduate education than clinical acumen. Business, legal, and political aspects of medicine play an ever-increasing role. The curriculum reflects this reality by preparing residents through lectures, business meetings, and involvement in local and national political organizations.

Osteopathic Principles & Practice

Chino Valley Medical Center is committed to producing physicians who utilize the principles of Osteopathy formulated by A.T. Still, M.D. Through bi-monthly osteopathic lectures the house staff is encouraged to review and expand their knowledge of the scientific basis of Osteopathy. Resident led OMM rounds give both house staff and medical students opportunities to apply their osteopathic skills to hospitalized patients with true clinical pathology. We also promote Osteopathic principles in the house staff's personal life by providing a balance between work hours, educational time, and personal time.

2008 Mentor of the Year award.


Residency

The emphasis in the Family Practice Residency Program is to graduate a family physician who is a well-trained clinician in all the major clinical disciplines as well as in the social, psychological, and preventive aspects of patient care. Working together, the faculty and residents are continually reevaluating the curriculum to adapt to the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication of health care. Every attempt is made to tailor the training to the needs and interests of each resident for each year of the residency program. The core requirements for the residency are based on current ACOFP guidelines.

Continuity Clinic (Year-long)

Second year residents spend 3 half-days per week in the clinic, while third year residents spend 4 half-days per week, under the supervision of faculty clinicians. Residents see approximately 6-10 patients per half day in the clinic.

Medicine (6 months)

Duties include direct supervision of interns and students on the service. They are on pager call during the month and are available to assist interns during night calls.

Pediatrics (4 weeks)

Residents continue to expand their pediatric knowledge base through outpatient rotations with faculty preceptors. They are also involved in inpatient and newborn management.

Ob/Gyn (4 weeks)

Special emphasis is placed on outpatient management of various gynecological issues. Residents gain experience in management of gravid patients throughout pregnancy.

Surgery (2 months)

Residents have opportunities to rotate through various surgical sub-specialties, including orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, and plastics. They are involved in pre-operative and post-operative management through clinic visits.

Electives (2 months)

Elective rotations are designed to augment and enhance the educational experience of the individual resident. They are an opportunity for the resident to tailor the residency to fit his or her needs.

Community Clinic (Year-long)

Residents participate at a community-based, low-income clinic located in a nearby community. This presents an opportunity to perform community outreach and serve an underserved population.

Internship

The internship is broken down into 11 rotations, each one month long with the exception of Pediatrics and Obstetrics, which are six weeks each. The requirements are based on the current AOA guidelines.

Medicine (4 months)

C.V.M.C prides itself on the strength of its 4 medicine rotations, which include ICU, DOU, and Medicine/Surgery patients. Interns are given autonomy to make decisions regarding the treatment plan, always under the supervision of a senior resident and an attending.

Pediatrics (6 weeks)

The pediatric rotation is mostly outpatient based. Interns can rotate with one or multiple preceptors. They gain experience in continuity of care for the pediatric population as well as attending Caesarean sections and newborn examinations.

Surgery (2 months)

Interns have ample opportunity for the intern to assist in a variety of procedures. The intern follows surgical patients both pre-operatively and post-operatively.

Family Practice (1 month)

Interns rotate at a fully staffed family practice clinic located on the C.V.M.C. campus. They participate in a wide variety of procedures, including soft tissue surgery, colposcopy, sigmoidoscopy, and vasectomy.

Emergency Medicine (1 month)

Interns rotating in the E.D. work under the supervision of one of our 17 board certified physicians. They are involved in all aspects of emergency care, including workup, diagnostics, and admissions.

Elective (1 month)

Interns are encouraged to take an elective month in an area that suits their future educational needs. Opportunities include Cardiology, Radiology, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Dermatology. The intern call schedule is based on the number of interns in each class, with call no more than every 4 days. Interns are not expected to take on new patients the day post-call.

Benefits

Chino Valley Medical Center offers competitive salaries, with a generous benefit package that surpasses those offered in the area.

Medical, dental, and life insurance are offered. House staff may participate in the 401(k) program beginning at time of hiring. A monthly housing stipend is provided to all house staff. Ten days of paid vacation is available annually.

Other benefits include 3 white lab coats, 3 pairs of scrubs, and a stipend toward the cost of a PDA. Reimbursement for COMLEX Level 3 examination is provided after successful completion. For residents who complete the program, the cost of board certification and professional licensure is also covered. To promote continued learning, second and third year residents receive 5 days of CME leave and a $1000 stipend for educational purposes. Professional memberships in the AOA, ACOFP, and OPSC are provided to interns and residents.

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