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The Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program curriculum meets all ACGME, American Board of Family Medicine and American Osteopathic Association requirements. Faculty update the curriculum to reflect advances in medical research and developments in the practice of family medicine.

The program includes rotations in a broad range of specialties and stresses the learning of procedures. Consistent with current guidelines, the curriculum incorporates strong components in disease prevention, health promotion, sports and recreational medicine, psychiatry and behavioral science, substance abuse, HIV infections/AIDS and adolescent health. We provide neonatal resuscitation courses, advanced life support for obstetrics certification and advanced cardiac life support classes.

Recognizing the family medicine physician’s social responsibility, the program gives residents opportunities to engage in community outreach and education, work with public health agencies and treat those who cannot afford health care. The residents have the opportunity to participate in mission trips and to provide medical care in severely impoverished regions of the world. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 residents, faculty, staff and volunteers traveled to Costa Rica, in 2014 to the Dominican Republic and in 2015 to Honduras, and in 2017 to Panama. We are planning to return to Panama in January of 2018. We have also added an elective rotation in mission health.

First Year

After a comprehensive orientation program is completed, La Grange Family Medicine residents' first year rapidly takes shape. Your initial year will challenge you - at the end, you will find yourself well on the way to becoming a family physician. Rotations include:

  • 1-3 half days of outpatient office hours per week
  • Family Medicine Service: 8 weeks
  • Pediatrics: 8 weeks
  • Surgery: 6 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Cardiology: 6 weeks
  • Podiatry/Endocrinology: 4 weeks
  • Otorhinolaryngology/Ophthalmology: 4 weeks
  • Obstetrics: 8 weeks
  • Pulmonary: 4 weeks

Second Year

As a second year resident, your experience builds on the knowledge developed during the first year. Your time in the Family Medicine Center will be increased to 2-3 half-days a week. Rotations include:

  • Dermatology: 4 weeks
  • Family Medicine Service: 8 weeks
  • Pediatrics: 4 weeks
  • Adolescent Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Gynecology: 4 weeks
  • Geriatrics/Community Medicine: 8 weeks
  • Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics: 4 weeks
  • Neurology: 4 weeks
  • Electives: 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine Subspecialties (ID, Nephrology, OPC, CCU, Card or GI): 4 weeks

Third Year

During your final year, your skills will be polished and you'll focus on subjects that will best serve you as a family physician. You will have 3-5 half-days in the Family Medicine Center. Rotations during your final year include:

  • Family Medicine Service: 8 weeks
  • Pediatrics: 4 weeks
  • Gastroenterology: 4 weeks
  • Children's Memorial Hospital Pediatric ER: 4 weeks
  • Substance Abuse: 4 weeks
  • Urology: 4 weeks
  • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Practice Management: 4 weeks
  • Electives: 16 weeks


The residents attend lectures each morning from 8:00 am - 9:00 am and on most afternoon during the lunch hour from 12:00pm – 1:00 pm.

  • Monday: Pharmacy Lectures, Specialty Topics, Grand Rounds
  • Tuesday: am: Specialty Doctors/ pm: Dr. Mukhopadhyay, Pediatrics
  • Wednesday: Procedure workshops, Journal club, Board review, Faculty Lectures, Jeopardy
  • Thursday: Dr. Cahill, Behavioral Science; Dr. Santilli, Practice Management
  • Friday: Faculty lectures, Geriatrics Rounding, Journal Clubs