FM Highlights

Program Highlights

Our Program Director and Faculty are focused on identifying the specific interests of our residents and helping to connect them to rotation experiences that support those interests. Below are examples of unique opportunities offered by our program.

Women's Health

Our program offers a unique opportunity for those interested in women's health and obstetrics. The program's primary site, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, has approximately 3,000 deliveries annually, and is the leading provider of obstetric care in Rutherford County. Members of our core faculty practice and teach obstetrics and women's health. Residents work closely with our core faculty to gain exposure to normal, spontaneous vaginal deliveries, assisted deliveries, and surgical OB (Caesarean sections). Our core faculty also performs ultrasound. The residents will also work with laborists and local, private obstetricians to gain further experience and a variety of teaching viewpoints. Lactation consultants are also readily available and excited to teach.

"During my women's health elective , I had numerous opportunities to perform pelvic exams, PAP smears, endometrial biopsies, and colposcopy. I also gained great experience in medical workup and management for uterine bleeding, STIs, and pelvic pain. With Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford resources I was also able to gain more experience with breast exams, mammography, lumpectomies, mastectomies, breast ultrasound and related procedures under ultrasound guidance."  -- Bobbi Lakin, Class of 2018

Medical Missions at Home

Residents in the UT-Murfreesboro Family Medicine Program have a unique opportunity to work at the Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Missions at Home. Since 2013, thousands of free medical services and procedures have been provided to Middle Tennesseans through the Ascension Saint Thomas Medical Missions at Home. Created as a project of the Ascension Health Leadership Formation program, these day-long community health events provide needed primary and specialty care and services including:

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Dentistry – pediatric and adult
  • Foot and wound care
  • Mammograms
  • Prescriptions at no cost – made possible by the Dispensary of Hope
  • Vision services
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