Family Medicine Residency

Family Medicine Residency


The Broward Health/Nova Southeastern University Family Medicine Residency program is committed to producing outstanding primary care physicians that are skillfully trained to provide the highest quality of patient care. The goal of our program is to produce knowledgeable family practice physicians that are capable of providing efficient, compassionate, comprehensive, and culturally competent health care. The Broward Health/NSU Family Medicine Residency Program emphasizes the life long learning of interpersonal and professional skills, and good doctor-patient relationships. This program challenges each resident with the responsibility of managing a large, diverse in-patient and out-patient population, including a full spectrum of clinical disease states. Under the guidance of experienced and highly trained physicians, the residents’ fund of knowledge is enhanced and cultivated by exposure to diverse pathology, the latest in technology, and plenty of “hands on” experience. Graduates of this program are qualified to meet the health care challenges of the 21 century and prepared for a family medicine practice in virtually any environment.

Family Medicine Resident Learning Objectives

During the first year of the Family Medicine Residency Program, the trainee will be required to:

  • Perform the initial assessment of the patient and actively participate in all aspects of patient care, including history and physical, diagnostic and therapeutic planning, procedures, writing orders, and interactions with family.
  • Have in-depth discussions of all cases with the attending physician prior to initiation of all but the most basic diagnostic studies or therapeutic interventions.
  • Provide education to patients and family members regarding diagnosis, treatment, expected outcomes, and health maintenance.
  • Consults with other clinical professionals to assure a multi-disciplinary plan of care. Check x-rays, films, reports and laboratory work on their patients.

Admission Requirements

A Family Medicine Applicant must:

  1. Have graduated from an AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.
  2. Have passed COMLEX II, including the clinical skills portion of this exam.
  3. Be or become a member of the AOA and ACOFP. This membership must be maintained throughout the residency training.

Application Process

All applications must be completed through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Accreditation

The Family Medicine Residency Program of Broward Health Medical Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Residency Information

Salary:

PGY-1 - $42,058.02

PGY-2 - $44,133.61

PGY-3 - $46,803.69
Vacation:
PGY-1: Residents receive 15 days paid vacation per year.
PGY-2 and above: Residents receive 20 days paid vacation per year. This includes sick, CME and vacation days.

Educational Stipend:

1st year – reimbursed up to $800.00 per academic year.
2nd year - reimbursed up to $1,500.00 per academic year.
3rd year - reimbursed up to $3,000.00 per academic year.

Available Benefits:
*Benefits are subject to change.

Health Insurance
Book Allowance
Lab Coats
Dental Insurance
Malpractice Coverage

Life Insurance
Meals on Duty
CME Allowance
Domestic Partnership

Membership to the Broward Health Wellness Center

For additional information, please contact Broward Health Medical Center’s Office of Graduate Medical Education at 954-468-5201 (phone) or 954-712-2996 (fax).

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