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We strive to ensure that all our residents are top notch clinicians at the end of residency and are prepared for any career path (whether primary care, hospital medicine, or fellowship training). Our carefully constructed clinic experience ensures that
our residents are exceptional primary care physicians regardless of their chosen field. Our residents’ success is our success!
From day #1 our residents are partners in our office, providing comprehensive preventive care and chronic disease management of complex adults and children alongside our experienced, top-notch faculty. This model of training is well recognized nationally to be the optimal model for primary care training. Residents are truly the primary care physician for their panel of patients and are responsible for all aspects of care including clinic visits, results follow-up, and patient phone calls.
We value a strong and caring learning environment where we can support one another in caring for our patients. Our preceptors are excellent clinicians and have expertise in transition medicine, care of the underserved, primary care innovation and redesign, clinical decision making, billing, and much more! They are always available to advise our residents and help them acquire all the skills they need to be excellent primary care physicians by the time they complete residency.
Starting in 2022-2023, our residents are scheduled on a modified X+Y schedule. To provide parity with our categorial internal medicine residents who participate in the Ambulatory Long Block and reduce the tension between inpatient and outpatient patient care duties, our residents do not attend weekly continuity clinic while on inpatient internal medicine rotations. Rather, they're scheduled for several 2 week clinic rotations where they have a focused and immersive continuity clinic experience and also participate in varied other experiences in sports medicine, headache clinic, allergy clinic, transition medicine clinic, and more! While on inpatient pediatric rotations, residents attend one half day of continuity clinic per week; the one exception is PICU where residents do not participate in continuity clinic. Residents also participate in 1-2 clinics per week during their ED and elective rotations. Our clinic staff prioritize scheduling patients with their primary care physician to facilitate continuity, but other residents and faculty are available to see your patients in emergencies when you are not available.
Throughout residency training, residents have the opportunity to participate in the diverse clinical experiences mentioned above. Residents who are particularly interested in primary care may elect to join the Primary Care Pathway for additional experiences.
Our residents participate in weekly case-based discussions in our Ambulatory Medical Education series. These discussions take place at the beginning of each clinic sessions to ensure that all residents are exposed to the education each week. We also have multiple noon conferences throughout the year focused on topics such as well child care, practice management, billing, and career planning.
Residents also learn many ambulatory procedures during their time in clinic. Our clinic experience has a strong emphasis on office gynecology. Other procedures our residents can learn during clinic or as part of the Primary Care Track include joint injections, cryotherapy, I/D of abscesses, fluorescein exam, and woods lamp exam. In addition, suturing, splinting, and stress testing training are available on other electives and during required ED rotations.
Our clinic faculty and staff are very involved in quality improvement and innovation. During clinic and elective rotations, our residents attend weekly quality improvement meetings to learn the foundations of quality improvement initiatives and to participate in change initiatives. Current projects are focused on improving childhood lead screening, sexual history screening, diabetes control, hypertension control, and childhood vaccination rates. For more information about our quality improvement curriculum.
Our clinic is also participating in the CPC+ program, which aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation to improve population health and relationship-based care management of chronically ill adults and children. We are working with national leaders to pilot a new structure to improve the health of our community.
Jennifer K. O'Toole, MD, MEd, SFHMProgram DirectorPhone: 513-558-4074Email: Jennifer.email@example.com
University of CincinnatiMed-Peds Residency Program231 Albert Sabin WayMedical Sciences Building MLC 0557Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557Phone:513-558-4074Fax:513-558-3878Email: firstname.lastname@example.org