Core Rotation: Procedures

Contact:  David Schneider


Procedures training takes place during rotations and in continuity clinics in the Vista Family Health Center. Residents learn the full range of routine outpatient procedures under direct supervision. Family medicine faculty assist the residents in learning lesion excision, shave and punch biopsies, colposcopy, vasectomy, LEEP, endometrial biopsy, and other minor surgical procedures. During their first two years, residents will perform minor outpatient procedures while on dermatology rotation, and will have the opportunity to perform outpatient procedures in the health center during all three years of training. The Procedures rotation in the third year is focused on outpatient procedures in multiple settings, including focused training in the health center. Residents will perform a variety of procedures while serving on their inpatient medicine and obstetric rotations, as well as during surgery rotations. Residents may use elective time in their second and third years to arrange further training in a variety of procedures, and electives previously completed by residents are in our database to assist our trainees in setting up or fine-tuning a procedure-focused (or any other) elective.