Graduate Medical Education

Ambulatory Training

Bethlehem
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3
  • EPIC electronic health record- inpatient and outpatient
  • Care delivered: Primary Care, medical subspecialties, surgery, surgical subspecialties, podiatry, HIV clinic, pharmacy clinic
  • Excellent support staff and resources- full-time social worker, full-time certified medical interpreter, one full-time RN, one full-time RN care coordinator, one-full time licensed practical nurse, two resident-assigned medical assistants, pharmacy assistance program, on-site pharmacist with pharmacy teaching clinic, on-site lab
  • One full-time advanced practitioner
  • Active Clinic Staff QI team- partners with the residency program to foster QI
  • Residents practice in a firm model led by a faculty member

  • 4 + 1 block schedule
  • Ten, one week clinic assignments each year
  • Each resident manages a panel of patients including chronic disease management, acute illnesses and preventive care, transition of care visits (post-hospital follow-up), Medicare Wellness visits- 5-6 half day sessions per week
  • Residents participate in subspecialty clinics including Endocrinology, and Rheumatology
  • Senior residents participate in HIV/AIDS clinic located a few minutes from the continuity clinic. Team based coordinated care led by the HIV Infectious Disease specialist is emphasized.

  • Academic time occurs 2 to 3 half days per week. Activities include protected time to work on:
  • Scholarly activity such as case write-ups, Grand Rounds preparation, noon case presentations, e-learning modules, Hopkins and Yale modules
  • Completion of required administrative evaluations
  • Patient task completion and preparation for the next continuity clinic session
  • Board Review Session- each Friday afternoon, faculty review of MKSAP questions