The Primary Care Track (PCT) provides outstanding and unique opportunities for residents to develop general internal medicine expertise at a tertiary care academic medical center, complemented by training in rural and medically underserved primary care teaching practices.
The PCT offers 4 PGY-1 positions each year under a unique match number.
- Balance and integrate outpatient and inpatient training (including full intensive care unit experiences).
- Emphasize longitudinal and community-based ambulatory care learning with special opportunities in underserved settings throughout the region.
- Expand electives in critical non-medical specialties (e.g. Orthopedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Women's Health, Occupational Medicine).
- Focus on skills and resources needed to efficiently and effectively use medical evidence in clinical problem solving.
- Increase ambulatory elective experiences in traditional medical specialties.
Residents in the Primary Care Track are closely integrated with the Categorical Track and share many of the same educational objectives and opportunities. PCT residents participate in the overall Residency's comprehensive curriculum including all conferences and retreats, and work alongside categorical residents in all their inpatient rotations.