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Ambulatory Training

The goal of the ambulatory week is to promote a stronger emphasis on ambulatory medicine including focused practice and education. Organized around a number of outpatient medicine themes, residents will be exposed to a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum delivered through interactive workshops, peer teaching, and self-directed and experiential learning.

This is an example of what your ambulatory week may look like.

Continuity Clinics

  • Five half days in continuity of care clinic at the VA or Iowa River Landing
  • Opportunity to build personal panel of patients over 3 years of residency
  • Responsibility for preventative care and chronic disease management

Specialty Clinics

  • Experiences in required and career focused specialty clinics
  • Early introduction to a mentor in resident’s specialty interest

Pre-clinic conference

  • Interactive discussions with colleagues and faculty
  • Resident presentations covering learning topics encountered in outpatient clinic

Administrative Half Day

  • Time free of clinical duties
  • Opportunity to complete clinic notes, call patients regarding test results, work through

Quality Improvement Half Day

  • Time provided to work on quality improvement projects

Academic Half Day

Ultrasound Training

  • Introduction to basic point-of-care ultrasound concepts and skills
  • Combined didactic and hands on training

Board Review

  • High-yield review for Internal Medicine board examination
  • Emphasis on clinical pearls for diagnostic illness scripts and patient management

Ambulatory Workshops

  • Three year curriculum
  • Ambulatory topics structured into multiple content domains
  • Interactive sessions focused on application of medical knowledge or procedure skills acquisition

Quality Improvement Curriculum

  • Team-based quality improvement projects
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills in patient safety and quality improvement

Resident Teaching Skills Curriculum

  • Introduction to skill set used when in role of clinician educator
  • Skill practice and feedback during interactive sessions