Why Womack Family Medicine Residency vs. other Army residencies?
We firmly believe that the Womack Family Medicine Residency is the premiere location to complete your training as a Family Medicine physician. Womack has unparalleled connections with the 82nd Airborne Division and the Special Operations community here at Fort Bragg which translates into additional training during your residency and job opportunities after graduation. Womack Army Medical Center is a new facility and home to the Army's busiest obstetrics service. We have an energetic faculty who strive to challenge and bring out the best in our residents.
Are residents well prepared to pass the American Board of Family Medicine board certification exam?
Womack residents perform very well on the Family Medicine board exam. In the past 5 years, over 96% of residents have achieved board certification with the ABFM –among the highest success rates in the country.
What kind of jobs do graduates pursue after graduation?
The residency program prepares graduates to thrive in diverse positions in clinical, operational, and executive medicine. Recent graduates have served as clinic and hospital physicians while others have elected to take jobs as battalion or brigade surgeons with both conventional and special operations units. A number of graduates have quickly been identified for their leadership skills and placed in key leadership positions in a variety of clinical and operational settings. In the past two years, the Army's Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship has been awarded to 3rd year WAMC residents.
Are residents well trained in inpatient and obstetrical medicine?
Womack residents leave residency with the ability to provide full scope Family Medicine services including obstetrical and inpatient care. Womack residents have the opportunity to manage a broad range of inpatient conditions while working on the Family Medicine inpatient service, the Internal Medicine service, and the Pediatrics service. Additionally, residents develop competence in the management of critically ill patients while working in the Intensive Care Unit during their 2nd year. One of Womack’s greatest strengths is its robust obstetrical experience which includes the opportunity for residents to manage their own patients during pregnancy all the way through their delivery and postpartum care. Womack residents typically graduate with between 80-120 deliveries and have the opportunity for further obstetrical training through elective rotations.
The 12,000 patients enrolled in the Womack Family Medicine Clinic represent a diverse cross section of the military community. The inpatient service provides coverage for over 100,000 eligible military beneficiaries in the Fort Bragg area. Encompassing the full spectrum of Family Medicine, we provide care to all ages of patients, active duty service personnel, retirees and their families.
Where do your residents come from?
Our residents are active duty Army physicians with military obligations through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) or the Uniformed Services of the Health Sciences (USUHS). We draw residents from across the country.
Do Residents have families? Is the Residency family friendly?
Absolutely! Our residents and faculty are proud of our ability to balance family and work life. Our families (currently 25 spouses and 52 children strong) often attend clinic and residency functions such as our annual 3 day retreat and the holiday party. In the past year, several of our faculty and residents have also welcomed new additions to their families!
Who makes up your Faculty?
Our faculty is composed of active duty, board-certified Family Medicine physicians with several additional civilian (and prior service) board certified physicians.
What office procedures are routinely performed in the clinic?
Our residents complete their training proficient in exercise stress testing, vasectomies, minor skin procedures, implantable contraception insertion and removal, intrauterine device insertion and removal, colposcopy and large joint injections. Additional procedural training opportunities, such as colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and loop electrosurgery excision procedures (LEEP) and are available through elective rotations with our specialty services.
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