Primary Care Track

Creighton Internal Medicine Residency Program Primary Care Track

Primary Care Provides talking

Starting July 2021 for incoming Interns and PGY-2’s.

Interested in Ambulatory Internal Medicine?

Why Primary Care?

  • Need for well-trained and compassionate General Internists in our current health care crises to address
    • Access
    • Value
    • Quality of care
  • General Internists take care of both chronic and acute conditions with emphasis on prevention
  • Need for coordination of care with subspecialists for complex patients
  • Need for General Internists to take care our aging and expanding population
  • Provide leadership in clinical medicine, academics, community outreach and patient advocacy
  • Primary care work = nice work/life balance

What is the difference between a Primary Care Track and Categorical Track?

  • Emphasis on rotations in ambulatory medicine to better prepare the resident for needed skills as a primary care physician
    • Women’s Health
    • Sports Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Mental Health
    • Underserved populations
    • Rural Health
    • Urology
    • Other rotations available
  • Less emphasis on inpatient rotations
  • More outpatient weeks of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology
  • One half day per week of continuity clinic at either Bergan Mercy or VA.
  •  Work closely with the General Internal Medicine faculty and subspecialists
  • Flexible program design to meet individual interests of the resident
  • Mentorship with experienced GIM faculty

Sample Rotation Block

Primary Care Track (5 months)

Year 1

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WardsNight FloatPrimary Care TrackOP CardsWardsPulm Consults
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WardsERID ConsultsICUAmb SubspecialtyWards

Year 2

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ICUHeme/OncPulm ConsultsPrimary Care TrackEndocrineRenal Consult
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Night FloatPrimary Care TrackAmb SubspecialtyWardsNeuroResearch

Year 3

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Primary Care TrackICURheum ConsultPrimary Care TrackPrimary CareCards
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Women's HealthGeriatricsWardsCardsElective

Elective

Academics

  • For both tracks
    • Opportunity for research
    • Quality project
    • Wednesday afternoon educational sessions
    • Ambulatory topics prior to each continuity clinic
    • Opportunity to join American College of Physicians (ACP) and/or Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Continuity Clinics

CHI Bergan Mercy ClinicCHI Bergan Mercy Clinic

  • Adjacent to Bergan Mercy Hospital
  • Mixed practice with GIM faculty
  • Participate as member of a General Medicine Practice

Omaha VA Medical CenterOmaha VA Medical Center

  • Dedicated resident clinic
  • Located East Omaha
  • Work in new VA outpatient center

Interested? Contact information

David Gonzales, MD, MBA
Chief, General Internal Medicine
davidgonzales@creighton.edu


Kevin Embach, SJ, MD, MPH
Director, Primary Care Track
kevinembach@creighton.edu


Julie Nelson
Program Administrator, Internal Medicine Education
julienelson@creighton.edu