Residents provide the highest quality longitudinal and patient-centered ambulatory care for patients in the clinic and the community. Utilizing the principles of chronic disease and population health management, residents care for their own panel of patients with common and complex diseases across multiple care settings.
In addition to their continuity sessions, residents spend time providing urgent and hospital follow-up care to patients. Other learning opportunities include population health management, home visits, quality improvement, didactics, modules, and reading assignments.
There are 2 systems for contiuinity clinic, a private practice and resident run continuity clinic. The resident will have one half day session per week for a minimum of 44 weeks per year. During these sessions a minimum of 4 patients and maximum of 8 patients are seen. There is an optional additional half day clinic at a private physicians office during the 2nd and 3rd years if a Primary Care track is desired.Resident continuity clinics also take place at the center for primary care in Pawtucket and the VA Medical Center in Providence.