The Internal Medicine residency Primary Care track emphasizes meeting the needs of poor and vulnerable populations and developing systems of care that are effective, efficient and equitable. We envision the majority of our graduates dedicating their careers to Primary Care and becoming leaders in the world of health care.
Our goal is to train the internists for the new millennium; physicians who appreciate the community, cultural background and language of all patients. Our faculty is committed to providing mentorship and support to help each resident fulfill his/her career goals.
- A six month intensive core chronic disease management orientation to establish the foundation for longitudinal continuity and subspecialty experiences.
- 30 months of alternating two week ambulatory and inpatient experiences to maximize continuity and eliminate competing priorities.
- Weekly longitudinal experience in subspecialties to care for individuals over time and foster unique learning and collaborative opportunities.
- Diverse continuity experience sites located in highly functional practices in the Springfield area, rural areas and with the underserved.
- Formative experience on the hospital wards, CCU and MICU to develop the diverse skills needed to be an accomplished internist.
- Office based orthopedics and procedural skills.
- Social medicine curriculum and participation.
- Mentored scholarly and community project expectations.
- Quality and safety expertise including experience as quality team leader.
- Varied simulation experience in our certified simulation center.
- Development of assessment and higher level teaching skills.
- Teamwork training and experience in our PCMH model.
- Leadership skills development with the BH management team and practice directors.
- Longitudinal experience with an incarcerated population.
- Development of a monthly newsletter focusing on primary care skills.
- Opportunity and mentorship for independent study in fields of interest.
Co-Directors of the Primary Care Residency Program