Ambulatory Curricula

The ambulatory medicine didactic curriculum of the Yale Primary Care Residency is among the most comprehensive and effective seminar series offered in any training program. Organized around 12 recurring outpatient medicine themes, the curriculum features lectures, interactive seminars, peer teaching, self-directed and experiential learning, workshops, and off-site experiences. By way of example, two theme day schedules from AY13-14 are detailed below. Current theme days in the 2013/2014 academic year include: psychosocial medicine, pain and addiction medicine, quality improvement, health care systems (local and national), infectious disease, endocrine-bone disease, practice management, renal disease, rheumatology, ultrasound training, medical education, and primary care dermatology. In addition to the focused thematic content on a given day, there are a number of longitudinal experiences that intercalate into several consecutive Friday theme days. These include the Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum, the Musculoskeletal Workshop Series, and the Biostatistics Mini-Course, as detailed below.


Biostatistics Mini-Course

Biostatistics Mini-Course PHOTO
The residents participate in a 4-session biostatistics curriculum, which emphasizes

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The Community Outreach Project

The Community Outreach Project Slide
The goal of this initiative is to have YPC create and cultivate deep rooted connections with existing New Haven organizations and leaders, with the ultimate goal of positioning YPC as a real leader in community advocacy in the City of New Haven.

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Diabetes Disease Management Clinic

Diabetes Disease Management Clinic PHOTO
Residents and interns participate in the Diabetes Disease Management Clinic9 on Wednesday mornings during their ambulatory block rotation.

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Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum

Evidenced Based Med Curr PHOTO
To practice evidence-based medicine, a physician 1) Asks answerable questions when facing an information need, 2) Acquires the best evidence, 3) Appraises the evidence for its validity and usefulness, and 4) Applies the evidence in patient counseling and decision-making.

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Musculoskeletal Workshop Series

Musculoskeletal Workshop Series PHOTO
Knowledge and proficiency at examining patients with musculoskeletal complaints is among the most essential skills of the general internist, yet teaching of this skill is often undervalued in medical training1.

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Primary Care Research Curriculum

Primary Care Research Curr PHOTO
The Yale Primary Care program embraces the idea that leaders in primary care medicine should be given the opportunity to be leaders in general internal medicine research.

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Psychosocial Medicine Curriculum

Psychosocial Medicine Curr PHOTO
Studies estimate that 35% of patients in primary care practice have psychosocial, not biomedical, problems.

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Quality Improvement Curriculum

Quality Improvement Curriculum PHOTO
The ability to evaluate one's own practice and to make improvements is essential for professional growth and effective care.

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Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain Management Curriculum

Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain PHOTO
Acknowledging the dominant role that both addiction and chronic pain play in the practice of medicine in the modern era, our ambulatory curriculum features

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Theme Day Samples, 2013/14 Academic Year

Theme Day Samples 13-14 PHOTO
By way of example, two recent theme day schedules are detailed below.

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