Educational Purpose and Goals

Primary Care Residency Program

The three‐year Primary Care Track educational program is an innovative, residency program focused on training residents in the Patient‐Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice model and is a separate track from the traditional categorical program at Danbury Hospital. The new competency‐based milestones curriculum aims to prepare future practitioners for a career in primary care. The curriculum is developed in collaboration with faculty from Yale University. Residents will have experience working with diverse patient populations through rotations in community-based health systems and private practices that are serving as PCMHs. Emphasis is placed on providing residents with a larger portion of their training in the ambulatory care setting.

Each year progressively more time is spent on elective block rotations in Geriatrics, Neurology, Women’s Health, Primary Care Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, ENT, Palliative Care, Ophthalmology and the Patient-centered Medical Home. During the PGY‐3 year a total of 7 continuous blocks are devoted to the Medical home in its entirety. A total of 9 specially designed training modules (Medical Genetics, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Serving the Underserved, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Home, Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Musculoskeletal, Primary Care Research, and Resident Self‐Directed Quality Improvement Projects) and lectures covering various primary care topics will be utilized. In addition the trainees in this track will join their Categorical counterparts in the typical inpatient services and electives. A Global Health Track option is also available allowing for rotations in various settings around the world including Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Honduras and Kenya.

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