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Program Coordinator

Teri Yaeger
101 W. 8th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
P (509) 474-3237
F (509) 474-5316

Ambulatory Clinic

Spokane Teaching Health Clinic is a spacious and innovative new facility located downtown only 8 minutes from Providence Sacred Heart Hospital.  At the clinic, internal medicine, family medicine and psychiatry residents LEARN, TEACH, and PROVIDE CARE to a diverse and medically complex panel of patients in a collaborative setting.  Faculty and learners in social work, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy also provide patient care.  Much of our patient population is underserved and we are fortunate to have many support services available on site.

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LEARN:

  • Implement preventive medicine guidelines
  • Develop quality improvement projects based on patient panel data
  • Obtain specific training in motivational interviewing techniques
  • Educate patients with teach back modeling
  • Acquire proficiency in EMR (EPIC) and time management
  • Participate in daily academic conferences from Sacred Heart Hospital (via live video feed)
  • Pre-clinic morning curriculum:

TEACH:

  • At least one faculty preceptor for every four residents
  • Teach medical students and other learners in our multidisciplinary clinic
  • Subspecialty clinic rotations:  dermatology, endocrinology, orthopedics, psychiatry, podiatry
  • Direct Observation of resident-patient interaction with feedback on communication, time management and physical exam skills

CARE:

  • Take ownership as the primary care physician for a panel of patients, a critical insight regardless of future career goals
  • Clinical Support Staff (Medical Assistants, LPNS, RNs) provide staff continuity.  Every resident is assigned to a CSS with whom you work longitudinally
  • Collaborate care model for psychiatry/internal medicine interface
  • Medical-Legal partnership to assist patients and providers
  • R1: one ½ day per week + concentrated ambulatory clinic rotation
  • R2 and R3:  one full day/week + concentrated ambulatory clinic rotations
  • Many ambulatory rotations are in 2 week blocks alternating with hospital rotations