We have an innovative curriculum, especially in our third year.
Rotations include a beloved rural medicine month each year. Several excellent sites are established within commuting distance or the resident may identify a new rural site for training. The second and third year rural rotations are "away" rotations during which the resident is excused from continuity clinic and call responsibilities.This allows residents to choose international opportunities such as Haiti, Kenya, and Guatemala or to develop new international sites.
We have a night float system in the first and second years and provide longitudinalized training during the second and third years in areas such as behavioral medicine, practice management, emergency medicine, geriatrics and urology.
We also emphasize obstetrical care and training. Our OB curriculum provides extensive training in high- and low-risk obstetrical care supported by two OB-Gyn faculty members. These faculty also participate in a Global Health Fellowship in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital working in Kenya, where residents can rotate, if they choose.
The third year curriculum is completely longitudinal and includes:
• 32 weeks in the continuity practice, with 8-9 half days of clinic per week.
• Shared practice with R-3 team members.
• Eight weeks of full-time electives outside of the practice.
• Eight in-patient clinical chief weeks
We offer a number of sub-specialty and procedural clinics, many of which have one resident and one attending physician scheduled per clinic. Some of our specialty clinics include:
Other innovative curricular components include group visits and planned patient visits. The group visits include a multidisciplinary team of providers, including residents, faculty, behavioral scientists and nutritionists. Group visits are very popular with our patients, providing peer support and an emphasis on self-care goals. We currently offer group visits for:
We are a NCQA Level 3 recognized Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Our early PCMH work included a four year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focusing on advancing diabetes self-management in the primary care setting.
Specialty Clinics as listed above