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Ambulatory Curriculum Design and Delivery for Internal Medicine Residents

  • Margaret C. LoEmail author
  • Alia Chisty
  • Emily Mullen
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Abstract

This chapter guides ambulatory educators through the key educational principles, components, and steps needed for a robust ambulatory curriculum with a longitudinal design and a diverse delivery mechanism. Ambulatory medical education for residents is structured into three major curricula designs—ambulatory block rotations, longitudinal continuity clinics, and ambulatory long blocks. Embedded into these curricular designs is a core curricular thread comprised of high-yield ambulatory topics and delivered through various teaching pedagogies. Highlighted in this chapter are specific formal instructional strategies as well as resident-directed learning modalities. The chapter concludes with a step-by-step guide of the essential elements in developing an ambulatory curriculum. Sample implementation tools provide deliverables for educators to utilize in their own ambulatory teaching environment. These include needs assessment tools, mini-CEX forms, and a goal and objective template for resident continuity clinics.

Keywords

Ambulatory curriculum Ambulatory instructional strategies Ambulatory clinic design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Moses H. Cone Health SystemsGreensboroUSA

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