Continuity Clinics

An opportunity for longitudinal patient care

Continuity Clinics Provide Longitudinal Patient Care Experience

Each categorical resident spends three years in a continuity clinic, working one week every fifth week (10 weeks a year).  

Continuity clinic sessions take place during ambulatory Y weeks, during which time residents have additional ambulatory experiences and didactics.  

A Variety of Ambulatory Care Settings 

We are pleased to offer several practice settings for this longitudinal experience and make every effort to match residents to their preference. We strive to have residents function as the primary care provider for a panel of patients whom they follow throughout residency. 

  • Primary Care Center: This Level 3 National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited, patient-centered medical home is located at the hospital. There, residents and attendings practice in an innovative setting that focuses on team-based care, population management, patient engagement and quality improvement. The practice serves a diverse patient population. More than 30 residents have their practice in this site, with about 15 preceptors. Most days there are six to eight residents per afternoon session working with three preceptors. While residents may work with several preceptors on a regular basis, they are also paired with a primary preceptor who helps provide individualized feedback and guidance.  

  • Affiliated practices: These sites are affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and located on the hospital campus or in the surrounding Cambridge area. Each has one to two primary care providers who precept one to four residents. Most of these practices are patient-centered medical homes. 

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