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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. Current theme days in the 2021-2022 academic year include: Endocrine, Women's Health, Palliative Care, Disparities in Healthcare, HIV care, Neurology, Occupational Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Geriatrics, and Psychosocial Medicine. In addition to the focused thematic content on a given day, there are a number of longitudinal experiences that intercalate into several consecutive Monday theme days. These include the Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum, the Musculoskeletal Workshop Series, the Ultrasound Curriculum, and the Community Engagement Curriculum, many of which are detailed below.

Acknowledging the dominant role that both addiction and chronic pain play in the practice of medicine in the modern era, our ambulatory curriculum features a number of venues for exposing residents to the depth and breadth of this increasingly complex content area

Initiated in the 2015-2016 academic year, the YPC Community Engagement Curriculum1-4 encompasses a series of workshops and learning experiences that take place in a longitudinal manner over the course of the three-year training program.
Residents and interns participate in the YPC Diabetes Clinic1-3 on Wednesday mornings during their ambulatory block rotation.
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.
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.
Studies estimate that 35% of patients in primary care practice have psychosocial, not biomedical, problems.