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Core Rotation: Procedures

Contact: David Schneider

Procedures training takes place during rotations and in continuity clinics in the Vista Family Health Center and at sites throughout the community under direct supervision. Family medicine faculty assist the residents in learning skin biopsy techniques, injections, vasectomy, colposcopy, LEEP, various other women’s health procedures, ultrasound, and other minor surgical procedures. Residents perform skin procedures while on dermatology rotation, and various 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, emergency medicine rotations (at both community and pediatric sites) 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, including international opportunities.