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The Internal Medicine Center serves as a critical resource for the community by providing patients of all backgrounds and needs the primary care they need to pursue their own best health.

 

The IMC is certified as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home

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Video for New Interns and Residents posted

Before seeing the first patient, and after basic EPIC training, we recommend all incoming interns and residents to view this video created by 2017 outgoing residents. You will learn smart phrases that organize and create a high quality note and work flows that will make you more efficient from day one. This resource is also recommended for all clinicians seeing patients in the IMC. There is even a primer on macros and billing. Find the video here.

 

Resident-led Inter-professional Team Launches Heart Failure Clinic in the IMC

In January 2017 a resident team  initiated disease based visits in the IMC for patients with a diagnosis of heart failure. The goal is to move this population forward in their use of current HF protocol and to reduce hospital readmissions.

 

During the visit, patients are seen by the pharmacist, behavioral health and the managing resident. Visits are prepped using a special template that is added to the Care Coordination Note and the visit itself follows HF guidelines using a workflow and note template.  Use the PCMH menu item to access the HF Page.

Didactics

Didactics Sessions

8:00-8:30 AM

What are Didactic Sessions?

How should I Prepare for Didactic Sessions?

When and Where?

Didactic Cases are specially written to introduce you to the key elements of the diagnosis and treatment of 10-12 of the most common conditions you are likely to see in the Internal Medicine Center practice. The cases include a real life presentation for the condition with questions that lead you through all relevant issues of diagnosis and treatment. Links are provided to critical and current evidence-based guidelines

This page contains a calendar and links to access all cases. If you are the lead or back up presenter, be prepared to read the case and guide the group through answering the questions.

Even if you are not leading, work through all the questions ahead of the session using the guideline links provided.

Ready to see the Case? Click on the Case Name in the Calendar to Download a Case.

All Didactic Sessions are held in the Bullpen, or staffing area, in the IMC. Sessions start promptly at 8:00 so plan to be settled and ready to start  before then.

Leaders,  text your back up presenter if you know you will not be there on time.

April Didactic Schedule

May Didactic Schedule

June Didactic Schedule

Tues, Apr 4    IMC Didactic Case on Low Back Pain with ACP/APS Guidelines   Presenter: Akshay Deotare   Back Up: Jonathan Kanam

Thurs, Apr 6      IMC Didactic Case on Heart Failure     Presenter: Jonathan Kanam     Back Up: Akshay Deotare

Tues, Apr 11    IMC Didactic Case on Preventative Medicine    Presenter: Michael Nguyen   Back Up: Anthony Ciraldo

Thurs, Apr 13     IMC Didactic Case on Hypertension with JNC 8 and ATP4 reviews   Presenter: Bahar Moftakhar  Back Up: Michael Nguyen

Tues, Apr 18   IMC Didactic Case on COPD with GOLD Guideline review     Presenter: Anthony Ciraldo  Back Up: AJ Cook

Thurs, Apr 20    IMC Didactic Case on GERD     Presenter: AJ Cook     Back Up: Anthony Ciraldo

Tues, Apr 25   IMC Didactic Case on Asthma with review of NHLBI Guidelines     Presenter: Neil Rangwany  Back Up: Anthony Ciraldo

Thurs, Apr 27     IMC Didactic Case on Depression      Presenter: Jonathan Kanam        Back Up: Neil Rangwany

 

There are two additional learning experiences this month you should attend:

Wed, Apr 5      IMC Didactic Case on Diabetes   All residents should prep for participation.

Wed, Apr 19     IMC Pharmacy Didactic Case on Warfarin   All residents should prep for participation.

 

There are three Self Study Cases for the month of April. Be sure to download and review them on your own.

                         IMC Self Study Case on Irritable Bowel/ Fibromyalgia

                         IMC Self Study Case on Atrial Fibrillation

                         IMC Self Study Case on Headache

 

Tues, May 2      IMC Didactic Case on Low Back Pain with ACP/APS Guidelines      Presenter: Ryan Griffith   Back Up: Drew Dust

Thurs, May 4    IMC Didactic Case on Heart Failure     Presenter: Drew Dust    Back Up: Ryan Griffith

Tues, May 9      IMC Didactic Case on Preventative Medicine    Presenter: Jason Papas   Back Up: Nicholas Naro

Thurs, May 11    IMC Didactic Case on Hypertension with JNC 8 and ATP4 reviews   Presenter: Megan Bielawski  Back Up: Jason Papas

Tues, May 16     IMC Didactic Case on COPD with GOLD Guideline review     Presenter: Anthony Ciraldo  Back Up: Nicholas Naro

Thurs, May 18   IMC Didactic Case on GERD     Presenter: Sid Facaros    Back Up: Bobby Papas

Tues, May 23     IMC Didactic Case on Asthma with review of NHLBI Guidelines     Presenter: Bobby Papas   Back Up: Anthony Ciraldo

Thurs, May 25   IMC Didactic Case on Depression     Presenter: Nicholas Naro    Back Up: Ryan Griffith

Tues, May 30    IMC Didactic Case on Headache       Presenter: Sid Facaros         Back Up: Bobby Papas

 

There are two additional learning experiences this month you should attend:

Wed, May 3       IMC Didactic Case on Diabetes   All residents should prep for participation.

Wed, May 17      IMC Pharmacy Didactic Case on Warfarin   All residents should prep for participation.

 

There are two Self Study Cases for the month of February. Be sure to download and review them on your own.

                          IMC Self Study Case on Irritable Bowel/ Fibromyalgia

                          IMC Self Study Case on Atrial Fibrillation

Thurs, June 1     IMC Didactic Case on Low Back Pain with ACP/APS Guidelines   Presenter: Meharsi Singh   Back Up: Kristin Hom

Tues, June 6      IMC Didactic Case on Heart Failure     Presenter: Kristen Hom     Back Up: Neel Vaidya

Thurs, June 8    IMC Didactic Case on Preventative Medicine    Presenter: Neel Vaidya   Back Up: Syed Ali

Tues, June 1 3    IMC Didactic Case on Hypertension with JNC 8 and ATP4 reviews   Presenter: Syed Ali  Back Up: Lyz Capili

Thurs, June 15   IMC Didactic Case on COPD with GOLD Guideline review     Presenter: Lyz Capili  Back Up: Meharsi Singh

Tues, June 20   IMC Didactic Case on GERD     Presenter: Kavita Shah     Back Up: Neel Vaidya

Thurs, June 22  IMC Didactic Case on Asthma with review of NHLBI Guidelines     Presenter: Elise Brady  Back Up: Kaivita Shah

Tues, June 27    IMC Didactic Case on Depression      Presenter: Yesha Patel        Back Up: Elise Brady

Thurs, June 29 IMC Case on Headache    Presenter: Elise Brady and Yesha Patel       Only 2 residents: please both prepare

 

There are two additional learning experiences this month you should attend:

Wed, June 7       IMC Didactic Case on Diabetes   All residents should prep for participation.

Wed, June 14     IMC Pharmacy Didactic Case on Warfarin   All residents should prep for participation.

 

There are two Self Study Cases for the month of June. Be sure to download and review them on your own.

                          IMC Self Study Case on Irritable Bowel/ Fibromyalgia

                          IMC Self Study Case on Atrial Fibrillation

Ambulatory Skills

FIND SMARTPHRASES AND EFFICIENCY TIPS HERE TO IMPROVE YOUR CARE

USE CASE BASED LEARNING TO ADOPT AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH FOR COMMON CONDITIONS

Patient Centered Medical Home

BUILDING A NEW CARE MODEL FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE

Population Medicine

 

 

Population Medicine

We use care plans, planning huddles, practice reports to target care.

Heart Failure

IMC Clinic Initiative

Resource Page

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Team

Team members communicate core goals of care and use back up behaviors to get them done.

 

Patient Engagement

We use new ways of effectively activating patients for their own disease management.

 

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The IMC is certified as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home