The primary care track provides unique and comprehensive training for those who plan careers in primary care general internal medicine. Our goal is to train highly competent, socially responsible general internists skilled in the contemporary methods of primary care. While maintaining the traditional core of training in internal medicine, the primary care track emphasizes the role of the internist as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
The primary care track supplements the traditional track in several ways. First, the curriculum emphasizes rotations in outpatient geriatrics, adolescent medicine, psychiatry, dermatology, community resources, managed care, and women’s health. The curriculum also includes conferences on primary care topics and ambulatory case presentations. Second, elective opportunities are extended beyond the traditional subspecialty rotations to include addiction medicine, allergy and immunology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and women’s health. Third, the continuity care clinic experience is extended to include two clinics per week on non-call rotations.