Our residents have a variety of outpatient experiences in the ambulatory non-hospital setting. The three most predominant experiences include the Surgery Clinic, the Multidisciplinary Clinic and the Breast Health Center.
These clinics are primarily focused on the unfunded patients in these different discipline areas. The clinics are all staffed by an attending physician and the residents. Residents are exposed to a broad range of clinical material, but also address the core competency professionalism in that there is a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds represented by the patients in the clinics.
MDC is specifically targeted at addressing complex surgical oncology issues. There is a GI MDC and Thoracic MDC. Both clinics involve surgical faculty with expertise in that subspecialty, as well as Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology faculty members. Residents are exposed to the sophisticated multidisciplinary approach to complex surgical oncology problems. This allows them to better understand the medical oncology and radiation oncology approach to these diseases and how they complement surgical treatment.
The Breast Health Center provides residents with an exposure to comprehensive one-stop management of breast diseases both, benign and malignant. In this setting, there are a variety of patients from all backgrounds that represent the full gamut of breast disease. The Breast Health Center has the capability for comprehensive management of all breast disease through:
This gives the resident a good foundation in breast disease and its management with all the potential tools available.