First and foremost, residents are Primary Care Physicians for their small panel of patients from Day 1. We give each resident a panel, pre-selected to be balanced for gender, age, and medical diagnosis diversity. In scheduling rotations, we place a priority on keeping each resident in their continuity clinic enough that they are able to provide excellent primary care for those patients with the support of the clinic faculty.
We also practice team-based care, continuously striving towards top-of-license work. Our patients have a medical home supported by a behavioral health specialist, medical assistants, nurses, and administrative staff so that the residents can focus their mental energy on patient care and learning.
Please visit the St. Joseph’s Hospital of Eureka Hospital website to learn more about the residency program: