Patient Care and Attendance at Case of the Week and Grand Rounds
Clinical commitment averages 20% to 30% per year over the two to three year training program. Clinical work is critical for two reasons: (1) the fellows are expected to pursue primary care research and clinical work helps to inform this process; (2) all of the fellows have felt it important to remain clinically competent, particularly since in virtually all academic positions they will have clinical responsibilities. During the third year we try to focus the fellows’ clinical activities in areas in which they are conducting research. For example, a former trainee who was interested in nutrition worked in our Growth and Nutrition Clinic at BMC.