Veterans Affairs Continuity Clinics

  • Rebekah A. KaplowitzEmail author


Many Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are also aligned with medical schools, which present an opportunity to integrate its internal medicine residents into a primary care continuity clinic. The ambulatory care model used in the VA is the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), a variant of the patient-centered medical home. This chapter offers support for the delivery of a high-quality clinical experience to residents as well as veterans, with discussion of utilizing PACT resources and modifying resident schedules to obtain equitable gender and case mix.


Patient-centered medical home US Department of Veterans Affairs Women veterans 


Acknowledgments and Disclaimer

The author appreciates the comments on an earlier draft by Roman Maher, C. Scott Smith, and Brown J. McCallum. Opinions expressed herein are the sole opinion of the author and not of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical CenterUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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