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 and protected time for independent study and self-care.