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Ambulatory Rotations

The ambulatory subspecialties month will offer you the opportunity to make housecalls on geriatric patients, gain experience in outpatient subspecialties, and immerse yourself in your own continuity clinic. You will have one ambulatory rotation per year and each rotation has a general theme. The following table outlines the experiences in the Ambulatory Rotations:

Ambulatory Rotations

Every Friday morning during the ambulatory rotations will be spent in Ambulatory Conference. Topics covered in the 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 counselling
    • 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
    • Dermatology
    • 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: fieldtrips to local museums facilitated by hired museum educators to use art as a medium to teach empathy

Four afternoons will be spent in your continuity clinic during the ambulatory rotation. The last afternoon session is for independent scholarly activity and/or QI research in your continuity practice.

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