Clinic Life

 

Your First Week as a Physician!

Your first week as an intern (R1) provides time for you to gain basic training with the electronic health record, download necessary apps, and provides dedicated time for you to meet with the entire team to better understand their professional roles within the practice.

Clinic Schedules

All appointments are 30 minutes.

Resident schedules begin at 8:15AM (R3 and R2) and 8:30AM (R1) and 1:15PM (R3 and R2) and 1:30PM (R1).

These are the times the patient is to arrive for their appointment. Your expected time to start seeing patient is 15 minutes after scheduled time to allow for check-in and rooming.

If patients are 15 minutes late, you will have the option to see patient or ask other resident/faculty to see patient, but we make every effort to avoid turning a patient away. You may not be able to cover all the needs of a patient who arrives late, and the patient should be encouraged to schedule a follow-up appointment at a later time to address multiple issues.

Resident Scheduling Rules

Patients (pts)/Half Day

R1: 3 pts/June – September | 4 pts/October – December | 5 pts/January – July
R2: 6 pts
R3: 6 pts

Sample Morning Schedule

Day 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Monday Inpatient Handoff Pre-visit work 800AM to900AM Clinic Updates 1 Patient 1 Patient
Tuesday 1 Patient 1 Patient 1 Patient QI- Green Team 800AM-1200P
Wednesday Didactic Lectures at University (no AM resident clinic)
Thursday 1 Patient 1 Patient 1 Patient
Friday 1 Patient 1 Patient 1 Patient
Monday AM for inpatient sign-off and delayed clinic start to address labs/messages of team from Friday, re-entry to clinic

Sample Afternoon Schedule

Day 12:15-12:45 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00
Monday QI Team Meeting 1 Patient 1 Patient  1 Patient  QI Blue Team 1:30-5:00 pm
Tuesday Pre-Clinic Conference 1 Patient  1 Patient  1 Patient  QI Red Team 1:30-5:00 pm
Wednesday Pre-Clinic Conference  1 Patient  1 Patient  1 Patient
Thursday Pre-Clinic Conference 1 Patient 1 Patient  1 Patient
Friday Resident Debrief  Personal Time
  • All residents receive wellness time every Friday afternoon
  • Resident and Team QI time is consistent from week to week to allow for full team  meeting, review of panel/population/priority patients and mentoring

 

Attending Signout

For each clinic session, Uptown Primary Care has a ratio of 2 (two) residents to 1 (one) attending. This limits the time a resident has to wait to sign out a patient.

Workspace

Our resident work area offers modern workspace features, including a standing desk, comfortable and plush conversational chairs, and even balance ball chairs which our residents can use to improve their core strength and mental focus.