You will gain proficiency in the following areas:
- to learn appropriate health promotion, screening, and disease prevention services for infants, children, adolescents, adult, and elderly patients in the ambulatory setting
- to learn the evaluation and management of common signs, symptoms or conditions associated with the practice of the ambulatory care of adults and children
- to learn how to successfully evaluate and manage adult and pediatric patients with common chronic conditions in the ambulatory setting.
- to learn and demonstrate common outpatient procedures used in internal medicine and pediatrics
- to learn and demonstrate quality improvement methods used in ambulatory internal medicine and pediatrics
- to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in information exchange and partnering with patients their families and professional associates
- to learn how to practice high quality health care and advocate for patients within the context of the larger health care system
During the first six months of your training each patient seen by you will have direct supervision by the supervising faculty. Afterwards, supervision by the supervising faculty member will be determined by the primary care exception rule.
Each week in this rotation will typically consist of:
- 5 sessions of clinical time spent in your assigned continuity clinic
- 2-3 sessions of clinical time spent at a mini-experience
- 3 sessions set aside for reading or studying, working on quality improvement projects and working on research projects
Each session is a 4-hour block of time.
- PGY-1: one module (4 weeks)
- PGY-2: two modules (4 weeks each)
- PGY-3: two modules (4 weeks each)
- PGY-4: two modules (4 weeks each)
Residents will also do 1-2 sessions per week at their continuity clinic site during all other rotations, except while on a unit (CCU, MICU, PICU, or NICU).