The Utah Valley Family Medicine Residency provides residents with an exciting and well-balanced approach to learning. We offer an environment that enhances both clinical skills and personal development. Within our multi-faceted program, you'll discover all the resources you need to succeed.
We emphasize ambulatory care and give our residents the complete scope of training to prepare them for any practice style. Our program combines a suburban working environment at the largest medical center between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, with opportunities for training specific to rural areas.
The Family Medicine Center
The Merrill Gappmayer Family Medicine Center, built in 2005, is located on the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center campus. We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including digital imaging, basic lab services, stress treadmill, flexible sigmoidoscope, nasopharyngoscope, colposcope and ultrasound. There is also ready access to electronic medical records and online resources (e.g. UpToDate, DynaMed) from every exam room. We have also implemented a weekly procedure day where residents are provided with a high volume of hands-on experience in all procedures pertaining to family medicine. Utah Valley Regional’s Emergency, Radiology, Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery departments serve some of the highest volumes in the state.
The Partnership Model of Residency
We developed the Partnership Model of Residency Education based on the principle that we learn best by doing. A family medicine resident will best learn to practice medicine by actually practicing family medicine. This is not limited to simply writing orders, admitting patients to the hospital, and seeing patients at the Family Medicine Center. Residents must learn to function as a partner. As family practitioners, we function as partners in a health care delivery system and also as business partners.
We believe the first day a resident functions as a business partner should not be the day after he or she graduates from a residency program. Beginning the first day of training, our residents are expected to fully participate as a junior partner in our group practice. This means sharing in clinical responsibilities and making business decisions. Decisions and changes are made quickly after a majority vote (call schedule, etc.).