Quality Education Begins with Quality Patient Care
With our faculty, primary care social worker, and clinical psychologist, we emphasize a strong behavioral approach to patient care throughout our program. This approach:
- Enhances your interaction with patients and their families
- Helps you understand the psychological aspects of patient’s problems
- Teaches brief methods of intervention and referral
The Family Practice Center
The Family Practice Center is the medical practice associated with the residency program. It is attached to the Medical Center.
- Provides easy access to the hospital
- Facilitates the residents' daily office hours
- Divided into three teams of residents with three faculty physicians and a mid-level provider assigned to each team
- Each team hallway has eight patient rooms, including a treatment room for office-based procedures
- The primary care social worker also has an office in the Family Practice Center.
For your patients, you will be their personal family physician. As a resident in our program, you will have the responsibility to provide a full range of health services to your panel of patients. You will become involved in their preventive medicine, health monitoring, hospitalization, acute and chronic medical problems and management.
With your daily office hours, you can address questions and concerns over the phone or in your office easily. This enables your patients to have a single family physician, rather than a "Thursday afternoon only" doctor or a team. It also enables you to experience the role you will likely play in your future practice.
- Approximately 17,000 patients are registered at the Family Practice Center.
- Faculty and residents handle an average of 45,000 office visits and 9000 inpatient visits annually.
- Patients reflect a wide educational and socioeconomic spectrum. The headquarters of two major international companies are in Midland, but the surrounding areas are more rural.
- Most patients live in Midland County, but the service area includes 7 counties.
- We provide the majority of obstetrical care for underserved patients in our service area, and are responsible for the majority of indigent care in our community.