Primary Care and Ambulatory Subspecialty Training Program Curriculum
Purpose: To equip residents with the experiences and skills needed to practice medicine in the ambulatory setting, with a focus on office-based general internal medicine and subspecialty training.
Oversight: An advisory board consisting of program leaders, chief residents and representation from current residents. The group will approve selection of residents into the primary care track and oversee progress semi-annually.
Residents will matriculate into the primary care curriculum after completion of their first year of residency training as an intern, through a selection process overseen by the advisory board. Selection criteria will include satisfactory academic performance during internship, as well as dedication to a career in primary care or ambulatory-based subspecialty training (endocrine, rheumatology, allergy). Each year, current residents will need to re-apply for continued entry into the program
Priority will be given to ambulatory track residents’ preferences for selection of their continuity clinic site. Community based sites will be strongly encouraged.
The staffing needs of the program will take preference over scheduled PCAST months. Depending on residency needs, a PCAST resident’s schedule may be adjusted during the academic year.