Third Year Curriculum

Third Year Curriculum

Our third year curriculum is almost entirely focused on ambulatory care, with residents able to pick from a number of electives to hone their skills and knowledge in areas of their choice. Third-year residents spend 4 to 5 sessions a week in the practice, and play more of a leadership role on their clinic teams. Each resident “runs” our labor and delivery, post-partum and newborn nursery service, while playing an important teaching role during their 6 week Family Medicine OB inpatient rotation. Each resident also gets a 6 week “taste” of a busy rural practice, working at our Stoney Creek Practice, located in Nellysford, Virginia.  Our third years also take a big plunge into community medicine, helping groups of children in local communities learn better eating and activity habits.

A typical schedule for Year 3 follows:


Third Year Residents

  • Essentials of Family Medicine III (didactic block month)

4 weeks

  • Electives

14 weeks

  • Family Medicine OB

6 weeks

  • Outpatient Pediatrics

4 weeks

  • Neurology Clinic

2 weeks

  • Infectious Disease/HIV clinic

2 weeks

  • Ophthalmology/Oral Health

2 weeks

  • ENT Clinic

2 weeks

  • Urology Clinic

2 weeks

  • Longitudinal Community Health

Throughout the year

  • Night Float

2 weeks

  • Stoney Creek (rural family medicine)

6 weeks

  • Vacation

3 weeks



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