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Kent Hospital's Family Medicine Residency is now a dually accredited ACGME and AOA program.

Brown Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum


Behavioral Health and Community - Longitudinal
1 Block Cardiology/ER
2 Blocks Inpatient Medicine
2 Blocks Obstetrics
1 Block Surgery
1 Block Neonatology

1 Block Outpatient Pediatrics
1 Block Inpatient Pediatrics
1 Block Patient-Centered Medical Home
1 Block Coverage (Inpatient Med, MCH, or PEDS; Clinic and Vacation)
3 Weeks Vacation


2 Blocks Elective
1 Block ER
1 Block Geriatrics
1 Block Gynecology
1 Block ICU
1 Block Inpatient Medicine
1 Block Maternal Child Health

1 Block NF/Neo
1 Block Obstetrics
1 Block Orthopedics
1 Block Patient-Centered Medical Home
1 Block Scholarly Development
3 Weeks Vacation


1 Block Advanced Behavioral Health
1 Block Dermatology
1 Block Elective
1 Block ENT/Rheum
1 Block Medicine
1 Block Patient-Centered Medical Home
1 Block Orthopedics
1 Block Maternal Child Health
1 Block Pedi ER
1 Block Pedi Urgent Care
1 Block Surgery/Ophthalmology
1 Block Urology/Gynecology
3 Weeks Vacation

Facilities and Affiliations

For more detailed program curriculum information, visit the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program.


The Department sponsors a didactic block once a week which inlcudes core topics and skills workshops that systematically cover outpatient Family Medicine. Additionally, we host teaching conferences with invited community speakers. The Resident Education Committee coordinates resident-led outpatient morning report and board review sessions. Residents also coordinate interest groups/journal clubs on topics such as global health, reproductive health, sports medicine, CAM and OMM.

Continuity Clinic

Throughout the year, residents spend part of each week in the Family Care Center seeing their own panel of patients: one to two half-days per week in the first year; two to three half-days per week in the second year; and three to five half-days per week in third year.

Behavioral Health Curriculum

Behavioral Health curriculum includes: normal individual and family development, basic psychiatry, parenting, psychological reactions to illness and death, interviewing skills, psychosexual issues, psychotherapeutics, substance use and abuse, and sociocultural issues in health. Education takes place via precepting, didactic lectures, inpatient and outpatient consultations, and one-to-one interviewing skills training.

The Behavioral Health curriculum is covered through the following activities:

  • Longitudinal curriculum in Behavioral Health and Community, including medical interviewing and counseling
  • Advanced Behavioral Health Rotation
  • Behavioral Health Didactics
  • First Year Support Group (weekly, 1st year)
  • Balint Group (weekly, 2nd and 3rd year)

Behavioral Health and Community Longitudinal Experience

During the first year, residents concentrate on outpatient activities in their continuity practices and in the community. Residents work with the Behavioral Science faculty videotaping patient interactions and are introduced to psychiatry and counseling skills. Residents also become familiar with community agencies which provide support services to patients.

Advanced Behavioral Health Rotation

Third-year residents have a 4 week rotation in which they gain experience in acute psychiatric assessment, community-oriented primary care, community nutrition, epidemiology, substance abuse treatment and public health.