Combined electives are another strategy for optimizing learning. These electives constitute some of the residents’ most highly rated months. They use a wide variety of clinics.
So what do we have? We currently offer month long ambulatory med-peds rotations in:
- Pulmonary medicine
- Tansition medicine
- Combined med-peds primary care
What is Combined Med-Peds Primary Care?
For a month in the first year, you do a variety of Med-Peds things: Med-Peds and pediatric clinics, and subspecialty experiences in: Sports medicine, orthopedics, transitional medicine, lead clinic, high risk clinic, dermatology, home visits, EBM, and rural medicine. There is also no call!
There is an in depth syllabus that covers:
- Evidence based medicine with clinical informatics
- Appalachian culture
- Ethical and legal issues
- And, 50 of the most important articles on primary care topics.