First Year

  • Altoona Family Physicians Inpatient Medicine Service-  3 months
    • One to two senior residents and three Interns
    • Typically coordinate care for three to six patients on service with progressive responsibility
    • Daily teaching and interdisciplinary rounds
    • Run codes
    • Perform admissions
  • Community Family Medicine-  1 month
    • Work closely with lab technician to obtain CLIA certification
    • Accompany home nursing on home visits
    • Explore community resources
    • See six to eight patients per half-day in outpatient clinic
  • Emergency Medicine-  1 month
    • Work with the attendings in the ED for triage and disposition of patients
    • Level II Trauma Center, responsible for airway management on trauma alerts
    • Work a variety of shifts
  • Gynecology-  2 weeks
  • Night Float- 6 weeks
    • Cover inpatient medicine service, OB, pediatrics, and any emergencies (Rapid Response or Code Blue) in the hospital overnight
    • Progressive responsibility throughout the year
    • One to two senior residents always on call with you
  • Obstetrics-  2 months
    • Divided into alternating shifts of inpatient Labor and Delivery and outpatient responsibilities at the Pregnancy Care Center 
    • First assist on all cesarean deliveries
    • AFP delivers 600 to 700 babies per year
  • Pediatrics- 2 months
    • One senior resident and one to two interns
    • Typically coordinate care for three to six pediatric patients on service
    • Admit all pediatric patients
    • See pediatric patients in outpatient clinics and attend pediatric cardiology clinic
    • Daily Teaching from local pediatricians
    • Perform newborn exams
    • Perform circumcisions
  • Surgery- 1 month
    • Work one on one with local surgeons
    • First assist on surgeries
    • Work with anesthesia to practice intubation and other procedures