Each of our residents works in a continuity clinic where, supervised by faculty, you will manage your own patients.
Our schedule follows a 4 + 1 template, meaning every fifth week our residents rotate on to their continuity clinic week.
Concentrated time in your home clinic helps you develop longitudinal relationships with the ambulatory faculty who train you and the patients you see. It also gives you a thorough understanding of the clinic site and opportunities to care for colleagues’ patients, encouraging communication among team members and broadening your experiences.
Training at your continuity clinic focuses on prioritizing tasks during time-limited visits and maximizing the effective use of diagnostic tests and prescriptions. While rotating on these blocks, you will learn how to advocate for your patients’ care with the assistance of home services such as physical therapy and visiting nurse organizations. You will also provide some acute care for the practice’s patients and add new patients to your panel.
During ambulatory week, residents participate in a near-peer, interactive learning curriculum focusing on high yield and commonly encountered outpatient medicine topics. Practice of medicine-based topics are also included: motivational interviewing, billing and coding, physical examination workshops, etc.
You will be matched to one the sites below based on the clinic’s needs and your skills:
Erie County Medical Center
ECMC’S outpatient clinic is located within the hospital and serves a wide variety of patients from the city of Buffalo.
Hertel Elmwood Internal Medical Center
This training site gives residents experience in a community-based office setting with a varied patient base from throughout the Buffalo area.
Veterans Affairs Clinic
This interdisciplinary clinic is located within the hospital and includes a dedicated women’s health continuity experience.