These are the cornerstone of the residency. In precepted clinics, the NP residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert Open Door primary care provider (MD, APRN or PA) exclusively assigned to them.
2 sessions/week x 1/month
Rotations in areas of high-volume/high-burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC. Sample rotations include: Orthopedics, Dermatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Newborn/nursery, HIV care, Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Healthcare for the Homeless.
During independent clinics, the NP residents work as a member of a team, and see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers, who remain available for consultations. The focus is on the practice of episodic and acute care visits.
Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations is planned to correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.
- Quality Improvement training: Training on Open Door’s quality improvement model, including clinical microsystems and facilitation as well as leadership development.