Continuity Practice at the North Hudson Community Action Corporation at Englewood
Our residents receive their outpatient training at the NHCAC at Englewood during their 2-week ambulatory blocks. This clinic is both a Federally Qualified Health Center and a Patient Centered Medical Home where our residents are able to develop a continuity practice in a supportive environment and serve the local community. Residents see a combination of hospital-discharge, new patient, urgent care and telemedicine visits and have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills as Charge Resident, a unique resident role that serves to lead the clinical flow of each clinic session and practice working in an interdisciplinary team. Each resident is part of a Clinic Firm that oversees the care of a group of patients longitudinally with protected time to practice panel management, specifically in chronic disease and preventive health measures. The onsite faculty preceptors are always available, with a resident faculty ratio of 4:1. Other services in our clinic include OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Podiatry and Dental.
Residents generally attend a total of four continuity clinic sessions and one subspecialty office session per week. One half-day each week is protected for an academic session that includes case-based discussions using the Yale Office Based Medicine Curriculum and Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Modules as well as Evidence-Based Medicine and Community Medicine conferences. There is dedicated time built into the schedule for mentorship to complete quality improvement projects, our POCUS curriculum and protected time for independent study and self-care.