Primary Care Track
The primary care track provides unique and comprehensive training for those planning a career in primary care general internal medicine. Our goal is to train highly competent, socially responsible general internists skilled in the contemporary methods of primary care.
While maintaining the traditional core of training in internal medicine, the primary care track emphasizes the role of the internist as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. The curriculum emphasizes rotations in outpatient geriatrics, adolescent medicine, psychiatry, dermatology, community resources, managed care, and women’s health. The curriculum also includes conferences on primary care topics and ambulatory case presentations.
Elective opportunities are extended beyond the traditional subspecialty rotations to include addiction medicine, allergy and immunology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and women’s health. The continuity care clinic experience is also extended to include two clinics per week on non-call rotations.
In general, the ambulatory care experience emphasizes preparation for the practice of integrated, whole-person, primary care. residents learn ambulatory procedural skills such as flexible sigmoidoscopy, skin biopsies, and medical gynecology in order to prepare them for the delivery of comprehensive primary care.
The HIV pathway is a specialized pathway within the primary care track. This pathway is designed for physicians who intend to focus on the treatment of patients with HIV infection or who intend to practice in low- and middle-income countries where HIV is prevalent. You will participate in our primary care track, where one of your clinics will be primary care of the HIV infected patient. After passing a rigorous examination towards the end of your residency, you will be credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine, which is something not all infectious disease trained specialists have.
Lifestyle Medicine Pathway
In this pathway, you will pursue your passion in lifestyle medicine and complete the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum (LMRC). You’ll then be eligible to sit for the Lifestyle Medicine Certifying Board examination. Components include didactic learning, application activities, practice lifestyle medicine, mentorship, and electives with preventative medicine.
Our point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) pathway is for residents enthusiastic about an academic ultrasound career. You’ll learn how to integrate point-of-care ultrasound into daily patient care and lead in ultrasound education, research, and administration. Key factors include ultrasound academic half-day curriculum, ultrasound and procedural electives, research and teaching opportunities, flexible curriculum, and a POCUS certificate.