Yearly Schedules

The academic year is broken up into 2-4 week blocks per rotation.  Below is a current list of rotations for 2021-2022:





All didactics are scheduled during blocked time for one-half day a week. This means we have no morning or noon report. Each week, a different resident and faculty member will prepare a mystery case and corresponding lecture on that topic. There is a weekly hands-on activity and/or simulation lab experience. Additional education occurs on once monthly training half days, which may include Morbidity & Mortality Conferences, fracture rounds, osteopathic manipulation training sessions, skills labs, etc.


Occurs on Friday afternoons. Focus on inpatient as well as outpatient diagnoses and treatment. Example schedule:

1200-1250 Specialist Lecture on prior week's mystery case topic

1300-1430 Mystery Case Presentation

1440-1500 Peer Teaching (residents share teaching pearl on prior week's mystery case)

1500-1530 Skills Lab

1530-1630 Self-Directed PT Time

PGY 2 & 3s

Occurs on Wednesday afternoons. Greater emphasis on outpatient management and clinic procedure skills. Example schedule:

1200-1250 Specialist Lecture on prior week's mystery case topic

1300-1350 Mystery Case Presentation

1400-1410 Quick Hitter (brief review of a relevant clinical skill or topic)

1415-1430 Board Prep Questions

1430-1530 Skills Lab

1530-1630 Wrap-Up


Each resident is required to complete one scholarly work and one quality improvement during their residency. Both must be presented to at least your peer group in a formal setting prior to graduation. Articles and research from our program has been featured in publications by the Uniformed Family Physician, American Family Physician, Evidence-Based Practice, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Practice Management, and Military Medicine. We also have sent residents and staff to present at conferences for the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Medicine, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and American Academy of Osteopathy. Our faculty has a diverse range of research interests and is ready to offering guidance and mentorship. In the Spring of 2022, Eglin FMR hosted the 1st Annual Southeast Research Symposium featuring scholarly work from numerous specialties and institutions.


Most residents will become certified in the following procedures:

Additional procedures are available for those interested include:

ACGME Osteopathic Recognition

In 2018, Eglin Family Medicine Residency became the first graduate medical education (GME) program in the US Air Force to earn Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME. Osteopathic Recognition is awarded to qualified programs that meet the criteria and formally apply for this status. 

Osteopathic Recognition provides traditional ACGME programs an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to teach and assess Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP). This process provides a clear pathway for osteopathic residents at the Eglin FMR to maintain and grow their skills in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). It also allows osteopathic residents the option to choose between the ABMS and AOA for board certification. Graduates of ACGME programs with Osteopathic Recognition are able to choose between the AOA and ABMS for board certification. 

Areas of Concentration

Residents who are interested can complete an Area of Concentration (AOC) in topics and fields that are of interest to them. This involves at least 8 weeks of electives or 200 hours of training in the AOC, above and beyond the residency requirements. Additionally, you may engage in a scholarly project and journal club relevant to the AOC. Requirements for the AOCs are outlined in the Resident Handbook. 

You can submit any AOC idea for consideration. Past AOCs include Women's Health, Sports Medicine, Underserved Medicine, Geriatrics, Dermatology, Academic Family Medicine, Point of Care Ultrasound, and Global Health.


The sky is the limit when it comes to electives (literally!). Here are some of the electives our residents have completed in the past: