Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
The Department of Family Medicine at USU offers students a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical experiences throughout all four years of instruction.
The Department of Family Medicine maintains close ties with the 17 military family medicine residency programs. Most faculty at these programs are adjunct faculty with the USU. These ties allow for collaboration to ensure that the educational needs of family medicine students and residents are being addressed throughout the continuum of medical education.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Department of Family Medicine sponsors the National Capital Consortium-Dewitt Army Community Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. It is an intensive one-year program that trains military family physicians in the non-surgical care and education of recreational and competitive athletes at all levels of fitness. Students are invited to participate in this training by participating in a fourth year elective.
Residency Teaching Mini-Fellowship
A 4-week Teaching Mini-Fellowship is offered, open competitively to residents in military training programs. Interested applicants should contact Christy Roth for more information (301-295-3632).
Geriatrics fellowship training is currently available for military family physicians in the Army and Navy. Training in geriatrics is determined on a case-by-case basis and the needs of the service. Training for Army personnel is conducted at the Madigan Army Medical Center-VA Puget Sound Health Care Program in Tacoma, Washington. Navy personnel should contact their specialty leader on fellowship options.
Faculty Development Fellowship
Family Medicine Physicians also have the opportunity for fellowship training in faculty development at Madigan Army Medical Center.
The Department of Family Medicine sponsors the annual "Capital Conference." This five-day CME event in late spring/ early summer provides practicing physicians and residents an opportunity to be updated on the latest information relevant to primary care medicine.
Family Medicine Faculty provide continuing medical education to USU personnel in a variety of topic areas to include faculty development, sports medicine, geriatric medicine.
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