Internal Medicine

The Primary Care Pathway aims to prepare residents for a career in primary care by optimizing their clinical experience to promote excellence in ambulatory medicine. The Pathway is open to all residents in the Internal Medicine program in their second and third years.

Our philosophy at CMHS is that all graduating residents should be well rounded with robust training across the spectrum of patient care. All residents train in the following settings: inpatient, continuity clinic, outpatient medical specialties, dermatology, psychiatry, orthopedics, addiction medicine, pain management, emergency department, urgent care, skilled nursing facility, and free clinics. The curriculum has a monthly outpatient lecture series and daily pre-clinic discussions. Subjects include chronic disease management, billing and coding, disability evaluations, population health, preventative services, physical examination (Stanford 25), and point of care ultrasound (POCUS), in addition to board review of general internal medicine topics.

Residents in the Pathway further hone their skills by having more time in continuity clinic and the opportunity for electives in related areas, such as gynecology, office ENT, and sports medicine.