NYU Winthrop Internal Medicine Residency Program
NYU Winthrop’s Internal Medicine residency program has long been a leader and innovator in block model ambulatory education.
The 2-week block of ambulatory clinic provides an uninterrupted inpatient and outpatient schedule. Residents can concentrate on their inpatient services or electives, and this leads to optimal patient care, teamwork, and education.
Having a dedicated 2 week block for ambulatory clinic time permits residents to focus, without interruption, solely on outpatient medicine. Each clinic week, the resident participates in didactic workshops daily and five days of primary care continuity clinic. Didactics during the ambulatory blocks include presentations given by subspecialists in 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.
There is also an opportunity for house staff to spend half-days in the ambulatory subspecialty clinics of the residents’ choice based on fellowship or career goals. Interested residents can elect to spend a half day in the onsite urgent care center, or in the sports medicine clinic in addition to the many other subspecialties.
Residents care for a wide spectrum of patients of all ages ranging from acute illnesses and urgent care visits, to a focus on continuity of care for chronic disease management, prevention, and wellness. Residents learn 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.
This block system thus provides an uninterrupted optimal inpatient and elective experience, and provides dedicated clinic weeks to focus on continuity of patient care in residency education.
Sessions are precepted by experienced senior generalist faculty which includes the Program Director, Associate Program Directors, Primary Care fellowship trained preceptors, sports medicine boarded preceptors and experts in prevention, wellness and women’s health.