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Department of Internal Medicine

"The residency program at SIU provides: nice program, excellent patient care, nice staff, supportive faculty members, large patient population with diversity of patient condition." - Ravish Shah, Resident

Continuity Clinics

Resident in Clinic1. Categorical residents will be assigned to a single attending physician or clinic for the duration of their internal medicine residency

2. Residents will attend their continuity clinic one half-day every week (two half-day clinics in the PGY-3 year), in the afternoons, on a day arranged by the attending physician and the resident.

3. Residents will evaluate and manage patients assigned to them in the attending physician's office with supervision of the attending physician.

4. With supervision of the attending physician, each resident will provide all ongoing care to patients seen by him/her in the ambulatory clinic, including all follow up of acute or chronic medical problems, preventative and maintenance health care, appropriate counseling of patients and families, and patient education.

5. Telephone messages, prescription refills, lab reports, and emergency or after-hours care of residents' patients will be handled by the residents if possible. Residents should routinely, within 48 hours of their clinic day, follow-up on patient labs and ancillary studies as available and call the patient. Inform the office nurse of your communications.

6. Each resident will be evaluated biannually by their faculty preceptor in the ambulatory setting.

7. Per RPC mandate each categorical resident must attend no less than 108 continuity clinics over three years and may miss no more than one month of continuity clinics consecutively.

8. Absence from clinic will be permitted for vacations, educational leaves, illness or personal emergencies.