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Procedural 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.

Common Inpatient Procedures

  • Central line insertion
  • Intubation techniques
  • Circumcision

Common Outpatient Procedures

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

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 morning 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.