One unique strength of our program is the availability of a wide variety of outpatient educational experiences for our Med-Peds residents.
Participating in both the medicine and pediatric clinics enables the Med-Peds residents to feel integrated into both programs and provides them with opportunities to learn from categorically trained attendings as well as Med-Peds faculty. This framework also ensures that they have no trouble meeting the ACGME guidelines for a balance of adults and children and minimum numbers of patients.
Our hospital and program leaders also recognize the value of a combined Med-Peds ambulatory experience. We are excited to announce the recent opening of the Heritage Med-Peds ambulatory faculty practices.
This practice is located in Spartanburg and is a combined Med-Peds and Family Medicine multi-specialty practice with MD360 convenient care in the same complex.
New in 2015, we created a required Med-Peds Ambulatory Rotation for our interns that give them the opportunity to meet and work with Med-Peds practitioners in a variety of settings in the Greenville community. As part of this rotation, our interns spend an entire month rotating with all the different Med-Peds practices in our community.
This rotation incorporates experiences with Med-Peds faculty at three different Med-Peds practices in our community, urgent care with our MD360 program and subspecialty Med-Peds experiences. In addition, month long electives at any of these practices are available for our upper-level residents interested in primary care Med-Peds.
Our residents’ primary adult medicine ambulatory experience occurs at the Internal Medicine Clinic (IMC). This busy resident practice provides a wide variety of medically complex adult patients and is conveniently located within the Greenville Memorial Hospital complex. Patients whom the residents have treated in the hospital will often follow up in this practice. This practice is staffed with two full-time social workers, clinical pharmacists and diabetic counselors. Teaching at this site is conducted by highly qualified clinician educators in internal medicine and Med-Peds.
Our Med-Peds residents also have ample opportunity for ambulatory medicine experiences in a variety of other settings during their elective months. Our program provides educational experiences in all the major medical specialties and general internal medicine in satellite offices, medical center clinics and private practice settings. Many of our physicians’ ambulatory practices are housed in the state of the art Patewood Medical Office Buildings.
Our Med-Peds residents’ primary pediatric medicine ambulatory experience occurs at the Center for Pediatric Medicine. This very busy ambulatory pediatric practice is located directly across the street from Children’s Hospital in the Cross Creek Medical Complex. The Center for Pediatric Medicine provides residents with valuable experience in managing a wide variety of childhood problems.