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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Champlain Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Plattsburgh, NY.

Does your program work with underserved populations?

The population served by the Family Medicine Center does include the underserved and disadvantaged in the Plattsburgh community.  Our inpatient team admits all the patients from the Family Medicine Center.
 

Does the residency clinic use an electronic medical record?

The Family Medicine Center uses EPIC for it's integrated electronic health record. All of the clinical documentation, labs, imaging, messaging and prescribing is done through the EHR.
 

What is the goal of your program?

Our goal is to train residents capable of practicing family medicine anywhere.
 

What makes this program unique from other Family Medicine residency programs?

We combine the close proximity of an academic medical center with a community hospital and family medicine center to create a comfortable, guided, training experience. Our real strength is in our faculty and staff. Our team works extremely well with all other services in the hospital.


What sorts of perks are offered?

The Family Medicine Residency is the only residency program sponsored at CVPH.  We offer the maximum allowed number of electives in our curriculum.  Membership in the AAFP is paid for all residents. Residents receive a meal card allowance for working extended shifts, free parking, generous yearly continuing medical education funds and three weeks of vacation.


Is the University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital a good institution for residency training?

We are a thriving community hospital with a collegial atmosphere amongst all specialties and patient-centeredness at the heart of care. Faculty is dedicated to teaching and excellence in care.


Does your program have a Family Medicine Inpatient Service?

Yes. Our program has a family medicine inpatient service for the adult patients of our Family Medicine Center. Residents are supervised by internal medicine and family medicine faculty. Residents care for patients on general medicine floors and in the  progressive care units during this rotation.  There are also regular teaching topics and scheduled simulation activities in our simulation center during the inpatient rotation.