Procedural Training

Dallas Family Medicine Residency Training

Methodist Family Medicine residents perform common inpatient and outpatient procedures as part of their training. Residents have the opportunity to gain exposure and competence in procedures that are more specialized and not performed by the majority of practicing family physicians.

Medical student looking through microscopeCommon Inpatient Procedures

  • Central line insertion
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Intubation techniques
  • Thoracentesis
  • Circumcision

Common Outpatient Procedures

  • Joint injection
  • IUD insertion
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Excisional/punch/shave biopsy
  • Ingrown toenail management
  • Cryotherapy techniques

Central Line InsertionSpecialized Procedures

  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Colposcopy/LEEP
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Colonoscopy

Intern Procedural Workshops

Weekly workshops for PGY 1 residents review both inpatient and ambulatory procedures. The indications/contraindications, technique, and post-operative care are reviewed by methods such as instructional videos and live demonstrations.

Procedure Clinic

The procedure clinic takes place every Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist Charlton Family Medicine Center. The clinic is supervised by an attending physician, with a PGY 3 resident performing the procedure.

Simulation Lab/Equipment

Methodist Dallas Medical Center recently opened a simulation lab which is available for the training of all residents.

Interventional Radiology

During the radiology rotation in the first year, Methodist Family Medicine residents will work with the interventional radiologists placing central lines under sonographic guidance.

Procedure Elective

Residents may choose to take a month elective performing inpatient procedures at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.