The Department of Medicine's Primary Care Pathway offers a well-rounded curriculum that ensures competence in hospital-based medicine, while emphasizing outstanding primary care ambulatory medicine education. The residency program offers training to approximately six residents per year. Residents can come into the Primary Care Pathway after completing some training in our categorical medicine residency, if they have a change in their career goals.
Residents choose from one of three diverse sites to be their home base for primary care training, but will have the opportunity to train in many other ambulatory sites in order to experience different patient populations and different systems of medical practice. Residents will have the flexibility to choose multiple ambulatory selectives that can be done during the many primary care blocks they have built into their schedule. These selectives include rotations such as East-West Medicine, weight management, palliative care, women's health, LGBT medicine, population health research and physical medicine and rehabilitation injection clinic, just to name a few. This flexibility allows each resident the ability to tailor their training and acquire unique skills that will best prepare them for their future careers.
Weekly didactic sessions based on the Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum are integrated into primary care training. An additional two-week didactic block that covers topics ranging from advances in our health care delivery systems to training in physician resiliency are part of training in the Primary Care Pathway. Additionally, a new primary care journal club is being designed to occur bimonthly for our residents.
The schedules shown below are an example of the three-year clinical curriculum of the Primary Care Pathway track.