Curriculum – Ambulatory Care Medicine

  • The PGY1 curriculum has one ambulatory block rotation which typically takes place at the site of the intern’s continuity clinic. Morning sessions are spent in primary care clinics seeing patients with routine ambulatory diseases and gaining experience in routine ambulatory office procedures including Pap smears, spirometry, arthrocentesis, and EKG interpretation. The afternoon sessions are spent between the primary care clinic and subspecialty clinic experiences, working alongside subspecialty fellows and attendings and gaining valuable experience in the ambulatory care of specialized patients. Additional ambulatory experiences during the first year are offered through our Scholarship rotation. While the mornings of this rotation are dedicated to learning the principles of evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and research design and methodologies, the afternoons are devoted to gaining valuable ambulatory experiences in both Women’s Health and Neurology. During PGY2, there are two four week ambulatory blocks. An additional two months of ambulatory medicine are scheduled in the third year.
  • Educational experiences on all of these ambulatory rotations include ambulatory morning reports, journal clubs, quality improvement/panel management time, lectures on appropriate documentation and medical billing and coding, and a curriculum on telephone medicine management, with the PGY2 and PGY3 residents taking at-home telephone call for the clinics for several days during the rotation.