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About our program

The 32 months of core rotations are arranged so that less strenuous rotations follow more challenging months. Plus, there are four months of electives during the second or third year which may include a distant experience, such as a rural rotation or international experiences.

There are three optional “tracks” available to our residents: the OB track is for those residents with a special interest in maternity care. The OMT track allows our osteopathic residents the opportunity to utilize and improve their skills.

The integrative medicine track integrates conventional medicine with complementary evidence-based helpful healthcare modalities from alternative therapies.

Noon conferences are offered at the Brookside and Research Medical Center campuses nearly every day on a variety of specialties as well as family practice centered topics. Training in a broad range of procedures is offered including:

  • Repair of complex lacerations
  • Nasolaryngoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • OB sonography
  • Joint injections
  • Endometrial biopsy, D&C
  • Cryosurgery

Welcome letter

Dr Jennifer TiemanResearch Family Medicine is situated in Kansas City, centered at Research Medical Center, a large tertiary care community hospital in the urban core. Research Medical Center provides routine and specialty care to patients both from the community and referred from our extensive outreach network.

Research Family Medicine is the only residency at our hospital and has access to the excellent teaching provided by all of our specialist colleagues, as well as our family physicians who practice and teach the full scope of family medicine at our hospital.

Our residency also prides itself on offering an excellent academic curriculum. There are longitudinal curriculums for the inpatient medicine rotation, the inpatient OB and newborn rotation, and the PGY1 office continuity clinic. Time is reserved each day on these rotations to present the core topics for each area, guaranteeing your exposure to key education regardless of patient availability at the time.

We also have daily noon conferences with lunch provided, covering the breadth of family medicine, taught both by family physicians and specialists in each area. We review and update all curriculum regularly, to ensure academic rigor and family medicine relevance.

Interactive Program Information

Interactive Program Booklet

Program PDF

Mission statement

The program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

List of leadership and faculty

  • Program Director - Jennifer Tieman, MD
  • Associate Program Director - Ann Sly, MD
  • Associate Program Director - Kavitha Arabindoo, MD, MPH
  • Revathi Bhat, MD
  • Tricia Fairchild, MD
  • Brent Hrabik, MD
  • Jennifer Kelley, MD
  • Shari Ommen, MD
  • Gazala Parvin, MD
  • Mark Suenram, MD
  • Terry Suppes, DO
  • Casey Tramp, MD
  • Julie Wood-Warner, PhD

Program overview

  • Food provided while on duty at Research Medical Center
  • Personal phone & laptop computer to use for three years
  • Night-float call system for R2/R3
  • OB track option
  • Integrative medicine track option
  • OMT track option
  • CME leave of five days per year
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, ALSO, NRP, STABLE and FCCS (Fundamentals of Critical Care Support) certifications all paid
  • Three weeks (15 days) of paid vacation each year
  • Opportunities for medical mission trips
  • Moonlighting allowed and encouraged for all eligible, interested residents during R3
  • Free Brookside Campus Health Club membership (pool, basketball half court, weight gym, classes)
  • Health and dental insurance for residents and their family available at a shared cost, effective on Day 1 (July 1st) of residency
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Paid membership to American Academy of Family Physicians, AMA, MSMA, and others

Conference schedule

Required conferences

  • Daily noon conferences
  • Procedures curriculum and workshops (4-5 times per year)
  • Family medicine seminars (monthly, per PGY level) d. Family medicine Friday morning conferences (weekly Friday)

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Year 1

  • 1 Month Intro to FM INTROFM
  • 1 Month Behavioral Medicine BM
  • 1 Month Cardiology CARD
  • 1 Month Emergency Medicine EM
  • 4 Months Family Medicine Inpt @ RMC Adult Inpt
  • 1 Month Family Medicine Pract FMP
  • 2 Months Obstetrics/Newborn @ RMC OB/Newborn
  • 1 Month Inpatient Pediatrics @ CMH InptPeds

Year 2

  • 2 MonthsFamily Medicine Inpt @ RMC Adult Inpt
  • 1 MonthGYN GYN
  • 1/2 MonthNight Float-1/2 Month Family Medicine Pract NF/FMP
  • 1 MonthOB-NF/OB OB-NF/OB
  • 1/2 MonthFamily Medicine Pract-1/2 Month Night Float FMP/NF
  • 1 Month Orthopedics ORTHO
  • 1 Month Outpatient Peds @ CMH OutptPeds
  • 1 Month Peds Emergency Med @ CMH Peds-ER
  • 1 Month Medical Intensive Care MICU
  • 1 Month Surgery SURG
  • 1 Month Elective ELEC


  • AdvancedObstetrics(trackers) ADV-OB
  • BreastFeeding Medicine (2-week option) BRST MED
  • Dermatology DERM
  • Endocrinology ENDO
  • GI GI
  • Hospitalist HOSP
  • InfectiousDisease ID
  • Integrative Medicine INTEG MED
  • MedicalMission MED MIS
  • Nephrology NEPH
  • Neurology NEURO
  • FMPractice/Procedures (2 weeks only) CLINICPROC
  • Rheumatology RHEUM
  • SpecialStudies SpecStudies

Pediatrics electives (R3) one required

  • PedsUrgent Care @ CMH PEDS-CMH
  • AdolescentMedicine @ CMH ADOL
  • PediatricOrthopedics @ CMH P-ORTH
  • NICU/NewbornNursery @ RMC NB NURS