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Houston, Texas

Anatomy instruction at Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
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Baylor Family Medicine Residency Program

Two tracks

CHC at Northwest Track

The Northwest/HCHD Program focuses on caring for underserved populations locally and internationally. The Northwest Community Health Center/ Harris County Hospital District track was established in 1997 to train family physicians with an interest in providing health care to the indigent and underserved populations in the country and the world. The varied and extensive clinical experiences residents receive in this program area also applicable to rural practice. The program has at its core a group of dedicated clinical and academic faculty whose breadth of experiences with the underserved in this country and in other parts of the world is extensive.

The Northwest Program is looking for residents who wish to care for an increasing number of patients whose needs are not being met by the traditional medical system and who see themselves becoming leaders in the fields of international and community health. Approximately 50 percent of the graduates of this program have remained on the faculty at Baylor and continue to practice the full spectrum of Family Medicine including OB, in the HCHD.

BFM at Kirby Track

The newly formed Baylor Family Medicine - Kirby residency track is set in a private single-specialty Family Medicine group practice. Baylor Family Medicine is part of the Baylor Faculty Group Practice, which includes all the clinical specialties at Baylor College of Medicine. Baylor Family Medicine is designed as a Patient Centered Medical Home and is applying for National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition in fall 2010. As a PCMH, Baylor Family Medicine offers many on-site services for their patients including X-ray (linked to the Baylor Clinic via PACS), laboratory, nutritional counseling, psychological services, and common minor procedures. Our appointments are made in a modified open access scheduling system, which allows for both same day/urgent care visits as well as planned care for prevention and chronic illness management. BFM at Kirby uses EPIC, an electronic health record (EHR) system.

The Baylor Family Medicine - Kirby faculty are among the most experienced in the department and include John C. Rogers, M.D., MPH, executive vice-chair and professor, Mathew S. Horsfield, M.D., assistant professor and Tomas G. Lumicao Jr., M.D., assistant professor. The track is under the direction of Jane E. Corboy, M.D., associate professor and vice-dhair for education.

Clinical rotations for residents in the BFM-Kirby track are the same as those in the Baylor-Northwest track, with the substitution of 1-2 months each year on an in-patient hospitalist rotation at St. Luke's Episcopal hospital intead of the Family Medicine In-patient service at Ben Taub General Hospital.

3701 Kirby is also the site of departmental offices and library, as well as conference rooms and computer workstations for use during protected didactic times, including Core Curriculum, Departmental Grand Rounds and Journal Club. A Wide-area Network with telecommunication linkages to each of the clinical sites, including the Northwest Community Health Center is available at the Kirby location.

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