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Tracks of Excellence

In addition to our expanded core curriculum, each resident is allotted substantial time in their third and fourth years to pursue their passions - the specialty areas that align with their future practice plans. Seven specific tracks are available, as well as a personalized track where residents can combine customized elements of two existing tracks. 

Maternal Child Health Track

Track Leader: Stephanie Rosener, M.D., I.B.C.L.C.

This track is designed to meet the needs of residents desiring an enriched educational experience in Maternal/Child health, including those planning to include obstetrics and newborn care in their future practice.

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Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics Track

Track Leader: Otto Weis, M.D.

This track is designed to provide additional training for residents interested in immersion experiences in Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics. The residents will be able to individualize their training by selecting the amount of time they would prefer to spend in the Palliative Medicine and Geriatric portions of this track. In addition, there will be a variety of settings in which to further their Palliative Medicine training as well as their Geriatric training, depending on the resident's interest and need.

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Global and Community Health Track

Track Leader: Cliff O'Callahan, M.D., Ph.D.

This track is designed to meet the needs of residents planning to incorporate global health activities into their later academic and/or practice careers.

This track will continue to evolve in conjunction with the development of Global Health Tracks around the country. As the Chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health, the development of such a t rack is one of our priority strategic plans and I am actively involved in working with faculty from these institutions.

Clinical immersion experiences will be an integral part of this track, primarily in the last two years and once the candidate has completed all of the in-country programmatic objectives.

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Integrative Medicine Track

Track Leader: Justin Caskey, D.O.

This track is designed to meet the needs of residents seeking to incorporate the philosophies, techniques and a variety of therapeutic modalities into their future practice.

The opportunity exists to complete the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

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Academic and Leadership Track

Track Leader: Alan Douglass, M.D.

This track is designed to meet the needs of residents planning to incorporate a substantial amount of teaching and leadership in their future career. For those planning a career in academic medicine it will serve the role of a faculty development fellowship.

This track is offered in conjunction with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). LECOM is one of the nation's most innovative medical schools, and deeply committed to academic skill development.

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Behavioral Medicine Track

Track Leader: Victoria Lingswiler, Ph.D.

This track will enhance residents' Behavioral Medicine skills through intensive experiences in family medicine and mental health settings, depending upon individual interest and need.

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Hospitalist Track

Track Leader: Otto Weis, M.D.

This track allows residents planning a career focusing on full-time hospital medicine to develop additional inpatient skills and experience.

Personalized Track

Track Leader: Each resident's faculty advisor

This track is designed to meet the needs of the resident who wishes to develop a focused individualized educational experience. The personalized track allows the resident the opportunity to combine aspects of two existing tracks to develop a unique area of study.