At the IU School of Medicine Arnett Family Medicine Residency program, we pride ourselves on the content, structure, and continuous reappraisal improvement of all our education content.
One of the most exciting and unique aspects of the Arnett Family Medicine Residency is our longitudinal approach to family medicine education. We acknowledged early on that residents must have continuous exposure to specialty topics and experiences in order to allow for retention and application of the knowledge obtained. Along with understanding the unique benefit this type of curriculum provides, we also appreciate that certain experiences must be conducted as a continuous, traditional block. These include inpatient adult, pediatric, and obstetric rotations; critical care; and general surgery. Therefore, our curriculum is presented as blocks, with certain blocks designated as longitudinal blocks.