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Winthrop University Hospital

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Ambulatory Training

Continuity Care Clinic


Residents interact with faculty and patients in thriving Ambulatory settings.

Winthrop University Hospital maintains a strong tradition for developing close working relationships between faculty preceptors and internal medicine residents. The Division of General Internal Medicine faculty play a central role in resident education, allowing residents to develop their own relationships with patients in the community throughout their residency experience. Residents attend weekly continuity clinic at the Resident Attending Teaching Practice of Winthrop Internal Medicine Associates (WIMA), and also spend protected time in an ambulatory block in each year of their residency.

The attending physicians of the Division of General Internal Medicine are all dedicated to resident education. Many of our attending physicians have held the position of chief resident in years past. They understand the importance of the mentor as well as the proper balance of patient care and education in successful residency training. The program director and associate program directors all work with us as preceptors in the clinic. Several have board certifications in Sports Medicine, and bring in a young student athlete patient population into our practice.

All of the residents truly enjoy interacting with patients each day while on the ambulatory block rotation as well as in weekly teaching practice hours in the WIMA office. Residents care for a wide spectrum of patients of all ages ranging from acute illnesses in urgent care visits to a focus on continuity of care for chronic disease management, prevention, and wellness.

Residents work alongside one WIMA attending physician as their dedicated preceptor throughout their three years of training in the weekly teaching practice. Additionally, residents are paired with a WIMA attending in the faculty advisor mentor program, in order to maximize career plans and goals, starting as early as intern year.

During the ambulatory rotation, residents have the opportunity to collaborate with all of the attending physicians, utilizing both evidence based ambulatory medicine as well as a practical approach to clinical practice, billing, and referrals. The residents appreciate their exposure to the way office based medicine really works.

Didactics during the ambulatory blocks include presentations given by sub-specialists on various topics in all of the non-internal medicine primary care disciplines (Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, ENT, etc.) Residents on all levels also present general internal medicine topics with board relevant question review on a daily basis. We also discuss practical approaches to behavioral medicine issues and advanced interview skills.

The overall goal of the ambulatory rotations throughout the residency is for residents to become proficient physicians in the outpatient setting, providing patients outstanding care with the utmost compassion, integrity, and sophisticated interpersonal skills and to acquire a thorough working knowledge of the business aspects of ambulatory clinical practice so that we are ready to join a group practice upon graduation.

Ambulatory Block Rotation

This rotation in outpatient care provides a broad exposure to the knowledge and skills required to competently care for the diversity of cases they will see in practice. Rotation experiences and learning opportunities include:
  • General and Subspecialty Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Dermatology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Psychiatry
  • Advanced Interviewing Skills
  • Practice Management
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Patient Education
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