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Ambulatory Medicine

Ambulatory MedicineApproximately one-third of the curriculum is based in the ambulatory setting, the majority of which is in our Primary Care Center. This training may be augmented by elective choices, and includes continuity and block time.

Continuity practice occurs in the Primary Care Center one half day per week for all residents and two half days per week for upper-level residents during selected rotations. Faculty preceptors, whose sole responsibility is teaching, are present at every session. Medical students from the University of Maryland have required rotations in the Primary Care Center. Many students from other schools periodically rotate through the center as well.

Ambulatory medicine block-months include experiences in private offices as well as primary care training in other areas such as orthopedics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology and rehabilitation medicine. The block-months include formal curricula in interviewing skills, women's health, domestic violence, behavioral medicine and medical decision making.