Community Health, Advocacy and Managing Populations (CHAMP) is designed to develop and integrate skills and tools in community health, advocacy and population management into clinical practice. It is composed of four parts:
The elective component of the CHAMP curriculum, Lead for Health is dedicated to increased community health, advocacy training and community engagement. The program trains residents to be physician leaders not just in their clinics, but also in the community at large, translating population and community needs into community and clinical practice change.
Residents select, design and implement community engagement projects throughout their second and third years of residency. Many Lead for Health projects incorporate TRIUMPH (Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health) students from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and/or are run by faculty and resident graduates or leaders of the TRIUMPH program.
Examples of past Lead for Health projects include:
Integrative Medicine (IM) is the thoughtful, evidence-based combination of conventional medicine and holistic medicine to help people on their journey to health and wellness.
The Aurora Family Medicine Residency offers four distinct IM learning opportunities:
Aurora Health Care's Department of Integrative Medicine also offers several resources for learning, patient care and self-care.
The Aurora Family Medicine Residency has been training osteopathic family physicians for more than two decades. It was one of first (and today, one of the largest) osteopathic recognized ACGME Family Medicine Residency programs in the United States.
Residents in the Osteopathic Recognition track receive extensive training through a comprehensive, 18-month family medicine curriculum that focuses on osteopathic principles and practice. Students learn through quarterly statewide conferences and ongoing didactics as part of the Family Medicine Wednesday lecture series. They also participate in weekly, hands-on Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) specialty clinics, working one-on-one with osteopathic faculty in real-life patient encounters.
To participate in the Osteopathic Recognition track, residents must: