Continuity Clinics

Thomas Page DO, Alysia Kwiatkowski DO.

Alysia V. Kwiatkowski, DO, right, mentors Thomas Page, DO, giving him valuable longitudinal patient care experience in his continuity clinic.

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.

Comprehensive Clinical Training

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.

Coordinated Didactic Curriculum

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.

Distinctive Training Sites

You will be matched to one the sites below based on the clinic’s needs and your skills:

Evergreen Health Hertel exterior.

Evergreen Health
This training site has several locations around Buffalo and offers primary and specialty care practice.

North Buffalo Medical Park sign.

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.

VA exterior.

Veterans Affairs Clinic
This interdisciplinary clinic is located within the hospital and includes a dedicated women’s health continuity experience.