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Education

The MMC Family Medicine Residency is a strong academic residency program. The education we provide our residents is exceptional. All graduates pass their board exam and leave feeling highly competent in the specialty of family medicine. Both our outpatient and inpatient settings provide stimulating environments in which our residents learn and improve.

Outpatient

Clinics are Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes - There are myriad opportunities for learning including various QI projects, group visits co-led by residents and faculty, and our innovative Hospital to Home (H2H) multidisciplinary transitional visit for patients just discharged from the hospital. We are also beginning a suboxone clinic for our patients.

  • Daily ambulatory teaching before afternoon clinic - Residents present a case or topic to further each other's learning.
  • Tuesday teaching didactics - From 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on Tuesday mornings, residents have protected teaching time to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, from resident wellness to sepsis.
  • Simulation Center - Once monthly, all residents attend a 4-hour session at the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation, and Simulation. Sessions include simulations of various inpatient and outpatient scenarios as well as procedural skills training.

Inpatient

  • Case mix - MMC is a tertiary care center but also serves as a community hospital, making the case mix of patients ideal for resident education.
  • Morning report - Every morning on our inpatient family medicine service, a resident presents an admission to discuss evaluation, management, and clinical reasoning.
  • Teaching rounds - The senior resident will teach various sessions to the inpatient team and ensure attendings from various specialties and other educators (such as respiratory therapists) teach the team.
  • Interdisciplinary care rounds - Daily rounds occur for our patients that include a discussion amongst physicians, nurses, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists, and discharge planners to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Radiology rounds - Once a week, our inpatient team reviews patient films from the previous week with a radiology resident.

We also have opportunities for overseas education. Residents can spend elective time on medical trips abroad. Previous residents have gone to places such as the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Vietnam. Our program sponsors an ongoing global health interest group, mediated by Dr. Deb Rothenberg, who holds a PhD in cultural anthropology. Portland is home to immigrants and refugees from all over the globe so there is a robust international presence and ongoing cultural education in our clinics.

Maine Medical Center is a member of the MaineHealth System