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

Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum


2 Blocks Internal Medicine
1 Block Obstetrics
1 Block ICU
1 Block Cardiology
1 Block Surgery
1 Block OB/GYN
1 Block NICU
1 Block Emergency Medicine
2 Blocks Pediatrics (Outpatient)
1 Block Community Medicine
3 Weeks Vacation



1 Block Gastroenterology
1 Block Pediatrics (Outpatient)
1 Block Outpatient Surgery
1 Block Orthopedics
1 Block Medicine
1 Block ENT
1 Block Practice Management
1 Block Wound Recovery Center
1 Block Emergency Medicine
1 Block Outpatient GYN
1 Block Psychiatry
1 Block Elective
1 Block Selective
3 Weeks Vacation


1 Block Urology
1 Block Ophthalmology/Hematology
1 Block PM & R
1 Block Dermatology
1 Block Sports Medicine
1 Block Nephrology
1 Block Pulmonary
1 Block Geriatrics
1 Block Podiatry
1 Block Disadvantaged Health Care
1 Block Selective
2 Blocks Elective
3 Weeks Vacation

Facilities and Affiliations

Thundermist of West Warwick is a non-profit, federally-qualified community health center providing primary and preventative health care services. Services include:

  • Pediatrics.
  • Ob/gyn.
  • Family and internal medicine.
  • Dental.
  • Pharmacy.
  • School-based health centers.
  • Nutritional services.
  • Social services.
  • Behavioral health counseling.

The health center also offers and , as well as an array of wellness activities, such as a community garden, on-site acupuncture and a farmers market . Thundermist of West Warwick is part of Thundermist Health Center, which has two additional locations in Woonsocket and Wakefield Rhode Island. Thundermist’s mission is to improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Clients with and without health insurance are provided high quality health care in a patient-centered medical home model. The agency, which in 2013 served more than 42,000 patients, is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, the highest level of accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Thundermist continuity clinic experience is the central focus of the Kent Family Medicine residency training. Rotations in subspecialties are done in the hospital and the outpatient setting. Please see the program curriculum for further details.
The Kent Hospital Family Medicine residency affiliations include:


The didactic program for the Family Medicine residency takes place every Thursday morning from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.. The time is protected from other resident duties in the hospital and attendance is mandatory unless on certain offsite rotations or on vacation.

Didactic day generally consists of:

  • Lectures on various topics in FM by core faculty.
  • Weekly family medicine reading & quiz.
  • Various procedure teaching.
  • Guest lectures from outside specialties.
  • Monthly Pediatric Grand Rounds, Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI.
  • Residents also attend and present during noon medicine conferences on Mondays and Wednesdays in the hospital depending on their rotations.
  • Monthly Family Medicine Journal Club.
  • Monthly OMM lecture & lab.
  • Monthly resident taught OMM lab.
  • Quarterly Balint Group sessions.

Continuity Clinic

Residents spend one half day a week in the first year, three half days in the second year, and four half days in the third year of training.