Family Medicine Residency
The Harlem Residency in Family Medicine educates family physicians in the provision of longitudinal, preventive, comprehensive and accessible family-centered care to underserved, medically complex patients. The residency is a dynamic program that draws on the strengths of its experienced faculty, clinical training sites, and community resources. Newly accredited by the ACGME, this 12-12-12 residency will graduate its first class of eight residents in 2015.
Training consists of a combination of direct patient care and structured didactic experiences. The majority of patient care experiences occur at The Family Health Center of Harlem, a federally qualified health center. The Family Health Center of Harlem is a “Teaching Health Center,” a highly competitive designation awarded to only a handful of programs across the country. This designation supports the program’s mission to train residents to provide outstanding primary care services in high-need communities. All inpatient rotations occur at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
Residents provide care to patients of all ages using the principles of the patient-centered medical home. As residents gain fluency in the use of Epic, the Institute’s electronic medical record system, they are exposed to advanced uses of health information technology to improve quality of care.
Residents train in areas of importance to the community, including comprehensive women’s health, management of chronic diseases, psychosocial aspects of health, substance abuse, and community-based care (in such settings as school-based health centers and homeless shelters). With this focus and through partnerships with community organizations, the program achieves the best possible health outcomes and attracts trainees with a passion for providing care to underserved patients.
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