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Family Medicine Residency Curriculum – Big Stone

Lonesome Pine Hospital

The family medicine training program in Big Stone Gap, VA, is 36 months in duration and meets all the basic requirements, including the first-year internship.

Continuity-of-care training

The continuity-of-care training requirement will be filled in a continuity family practice clinic operated by Ballad Health and dedicated solely for the purpose of training residents.

The goal of continuity of care is to build a relationship between the physician and the patient.  Patient continuity begins in the FM continuity/Pediatric Continuity clinics and they will follow with their patient throughout residency. We also do home visits for those patients that have limited mobility or other health concerns and are unable to come to the clinic.

Residents will also be assigned a Long-term Care Facility resident with whom they will follow and provide care. Continuity in Obstetrics also is a bit part or training here. As a resident you will follow some patients from initial appointment through the delivery and follow up appointment.

PGY-1

  • Practice Management – 4 weeks
  • GIM In-patient – 8 weeks
  • Family Medicine Clinic – 8 weeks
  • General Surgery – 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
  • OB/GYN – 4 weeks
  • Outpatient Pediatrics – 4 weeks
  • Surgery Selective/ENT – 4 weeks
  • Cardiology – 4 weeks
  • Community Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Dermatology – 4 weeks

PGY-2

  • GIM In-patient - 8 weeks
  • CCU – 4 weeks
  • Family Med Clinic – 8 weeks
  • Endocrinology – 4 weeks
  • Geriatrics – 4 weeks
  • Sports Medicine – 2 weeks
  • Orthopedics – 2 weeks
  • Inpatient Pediatrics – 4 weeks
  • Medical Elective – 4 weeks
  • Elective – 4 weeks
  • Physical Medicine and rehab – 4 weeks
  • Family Medicine/OB – 4 weeks

PGY-3

  • GIM In-Patient – 8 weeks
  • Family Med Clinic – 8 weeks
  • Outpatient Pediatrics II – 4 weeks
  • Behavioral Health – 4 weeks
  • Women’s Health/Gynecology – 4 weeks
  • Nursery – 4 weeks
  • IM Selective – 4 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Electives – 12 weeks

Medicine Selectives/Electives

  • Dermatology                                                    
  • ICU/Critical Care
  • Cardiology                                 
  • Pulmonology                             
  • Urology                                      
  • Endocrinology                          
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Hematology
  • IM Clinic
  • Infectious Disease
  • Radiology

Learn more

Read more about the family medicine residency program here.