Focus Tracks

Family medicine is an incredible specialty for a lot of reasons, one of which is the breadth of scope that family physicians are capable of practicing. Our residency program offers a large selection of elective opportunities for residents in their PGY2 and PGY3 years which allows additional training in everything from wound care to inpatient nephrology. However, some residents decide early on that they would like to focus on specific areas as they work towards solidifying a career choice. For those students, having a dedicated “focus track” can be helpful.

Tracks of focus were introduced during the AY19-20 at the Prisma-Health FMR Greenville and are currently available in 5 areas.

  • Sports Medicine (new in AY 21-22)
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Women’s Health and Obstetrics
  • Academic Development

The goal of these tracks is to provide mentorship and guidance to residents hoping to focus their training in a specific area, coordinate and organize extra-curricular and scholarly activities that align with areas of focus, and provide priority placement in elective experiences to assure residents can get the experiences they desire. The requirements for an individual track will vary, but generally include some type of scholarly contribution, community service project, and participation in targeted elective experiences.

Completion of the focus track will be documented in your graduation portfolio and a summary of your work will be communicated to future employers.

Sample Focus Track Curriculum/Timeline- Lifestyle Medicine
Spring PGY1 / Summer PGY2 – Declare an interest in pursuing lifestyle medicine track
Summer PGY2 – Outline lifestyle medicine quality improvement project and begin implementation
Fall/Winter PGY2 -Complete lifestyle medicine block elective
-Begin scholarly project in Lifestyle Medicine
Entire PGY3 -Lifestyle medicine Longitudinal rotation with protected time throughout the year for lifestyle medicine related activities
Fall PGY3 -Submit scholarly project for presentation
Winter PGY3 -Community outreach/educational presentation
Spring PGY3 -Present scholarly work at regional/national conference
Longitudinal/ All Years

-Quarterly check in meetings with track advisor

-Logging of lifestyle medicine related clinic experiences and independent application activities through the lifestyle medicine residency curriculum (LMRC)