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Benedict Adult Primary Care

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Located on the UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care-University Campus, the Benedict Adult Primary Care Clinic is our flagship academic ambulatory clinic and serves as the primary training site for our primary care residents. This clinic has a staff of 25 attendings, 7 Advanced Practitioners, 31 residents, and many interprofessional, who care for a socioeconomically, racially, culturally and linguistically diverse panel of more than 20,000 patients. Nearly 45,000 in-person and TeleHealth visits occur annually. The clinic offers onsite consultative psychiatry, health psychology, rheumatology, and dermatology services. Our location within the hospital also provides access to urgent imaging and full laboratory services.
 

The Benedict Adult Primary Clinic has been completing a transition to a fully integrated team-based model of care that directly links physicians to Medical Office Assistants, nurses, administrative assistants, and advanced practitioners. Our residents are also integrated into this model and have 1:1 support from a Medical Office Assistant during their continuity clinics.

All primary care residents, as well as about a third of our categorical residents, train at Benedict. Residents are paired with a primary faculty preceptor with whom they develop a longitudinal teaching and mentoring relationship, but additionally, precept with primary care core faculty and other experienced clinician-educators. The resident and primary preceptor co-manage a panel of patients such that the resident is listed as Primary PCP and Preceptor as Academic PCP. Since COVID-19, all providers, including residents, have been using Telehealth for some patient encounters.
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Second Sites

Starting in their PGY2 year, Primary Care residents can choose a longitudinal clinical experience at a second Primary Care site. This allows residents to experience different primary care settings and practice models. Second sites may include but are not limited to private practice sites, Tri-River Family Health Center, UMass HIV clinic, Geriatrics, and VA Central Western Massachusetts (Worcester location).

Inpatient

As we are a track within the established UMass Internal Medicine Categorical program, our residents benefit from the thorough inpatient clinical training for which this program has been known for nearly 50 years. Residents will train at multiple hospital sites. The University Campus site is an academic tertiary care center with inpatient ward teams in general and subspecialty care, two Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU), a Coronary Care Unit (CCU), cardiac stepdown unit, and a high-volume emergency department. Residents also train at the nearby Memorial Campus and Milford Regional Medical Center for community hospital experience. All these sites were leaders in COVID-19 care during the recent pandemic in the spring of 2020 and are well prepared should future surges recur. In all inpatient rotations, residents work closely with faculty, allied health professionals, and medical students. While well prepared for a career with a primary care focus, our residents are also fully equipped to care for patients across the spectrum of illness.