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Ambulatory Rotations

The ambulatory “Y” weeks offer dedicated ambulatory training with continuity clinic, formal didactics, and ambulatory specialty medicine experiences.

You will have one ambulatory week every 5th week, thus 10 weeks each year of training. These will be scheduled after each 4-week “X” inpatient block. In addition to the Ambulatory weeks, residents in the Primary Care Pathway will also be scheduled 4 additional Primary Care Rotations (See Primary Care Pathway section for more info). The following figure outlines the general schedule for a typical Ambulatory Y week.

Ambulatory Rotations

The Ambulatory “Y” weeks include:

  • Continuity clinic sessions 5/week
  • Administrative session once/week
  • Ambulatory Specialty Experiences (3 mornings/week)
    • PGY1: 
      • Endocrine
      • Gynecology
      • Rheumatology
      • Quality and Safety
      • Geriatrics Housecalls
      • Physiatry
    • PGY2: 
      • Geriatrics
      • Hospice/Palliative Care
      • Heme/Onc
    • PGY3: 
      • Cardiology
      • Pulmonary
      • Gastroenterology
      • Nephrology
      • Neurology
  • Friday Morning Ambulatory Conference: Every Friday during each of the Ambulatory “Y” weeks, 10/year. Experiences offered in the Friday Ambulatory Conference include:
    • Primary Care Curriculum, with topics including:
      • Care of special populations: LGBT adults, homeless, transgender adults, immigrants
      • Behavior change/motivational interviewing: tobacco, substance abuse, alcohol, obesity
      • Medication adherence
      • Genetic counseling
      • End-of-life care/palliative care
      • Community medicine
      • Cross cultural care
      • Health care policy
      • Intimate partner violence
      • Sexual health
  • Quality and Safety Curriculum: 9 topics facilitated by the Chair of the Department of Quality and Safety
  • Ambulatory report led by faculty experts:
    • General Medicine
    • Infectious Disease
    • Psychiatry
    • Neurology
  • Communication and Interviewing Skills: formal curriculum that provides focused feedback on interviewing skills, utilizing online modules and videotaped interviewing
  • Art and Medicine Series: field trips to local museums facilitated by hired museum educators to use art as a medium to teach empathy

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