Family Medicine Residency Conferences and Scholarly Activities

Didactic Experience

Four hours of mandatory protected time are dedicated each week, every Tuesday from one to five p.m. Residents participate in a variety of didactic activities including:

  • AAFP Journal Review
  • Family Medicine Core Lectures
  • Women's Health teaching by OB/GYN and midwife educators
  • Pediatrics focused lectures
  • Simulations at Midwestern University
  • Procedure practice 
  • Research Education
  • Family Medicine Board Review
Topics are presented by family medicine faculty and guest lecturers. Residents also have the opportunity to develop their investigatory and oratory skills by presenting topics.

Note: All Swedish Covenant Hospital Residency Programs

All major conferences and resident led didactics take place at noon to ensure both residents and faculty can attend.

Research/Scholarly Activity

Residents in Swedish Covenant Health's Family Medicine Residency Program are required to complete two scholarly activities to graduate, one of which is focused on quality improvement or safety. 

Residents receive guidance from faculty throughout the course of their scholarly work. Each May we hold a family medicine research symposium for residents to present their projects to their resident cohort, program leadership, the Chief Academic Officer and the VP for QI and Risk Management.

[h2] Quality Improvement (QI) 

In our program, residents learn about quality improvement processes through didactic and experiential learning. PGY-2s and PGY-3s will participate on a QI team with a longitudinal experience over 12 months with approximately one to two team meetings per month with faculty mentorship.

Examples of QI Projects:

  • Improvement of the Rate of Diabetic Patients on Statin Therapy
  • Improving the Ambulatory Clinic Show Rate

Contact Us 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Medical Education office at 773-989-3808 or