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Med-Peds Urban Health Primary Care Residency Program

Overview     

Program Mission

The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program aims to develop primary care physician leaders who are prepared to join with underserved patients and communities to improve health across the lifespan through compassionate patient care, advocacy, teaching, and scholarship. We strive to train experts in Urban Health by uniting world-class clinical training in internal medicine and pediatrics with a unique curriculum that integrates residents in the Baltimore community and exposes them to resources that address the social determinants of health. Equipped with these experiences, our residents build meaningful relationships with patients and communities, foster a climate of shared learning, and advocate for a more just society.

Medicine and Pediatrics Training

Residents complete 24 months of training in pediatrics and 24 months in internal medicine. Internship lasts one year. We seamlessly integrate our residents within the Hopkins categorical programs. Residents switch departments roughly every three months. The curriculum includes required inpatient rotations in general internal medicine and pediatrics, and we have maximized outpatient care rotations and urban health experiences. Categorical Johns Hopkins residents are your colleagues on all inpatient rotations. In addition, our Tuesday urban health noon conference series emphasizes clinical primary care, urban health, communication, social determinants of health, policy, advocacy, high value care, quality improvement/patient safety, evidence-based practice, end-of-life, and practice management topics to name a few. Our residents receive essential training in cultural competency, including communication/motivational interviewing skills. Residents lead our Urban Health academic half days that take place every other Tuesday morning. Residents teach each other about urban health topics for which they have a passion.  

Program Characteristics

  • Four residents per year for a total of 16 resident physicians
  • Residents are board-eligible in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine after four years
  • Intern year lasts one year
  • Residents practice in a combined MP continuity clinic with MP faculty preceptors
  • We maximize outpatient training opportunities and time in continuity clinic
  • Residents complete at least eight UH rotations by graduation and still have time for many electives
  • All residents complete the training to be buprenorphine X waiver eligible and care for patients with substance use disorders in clinic
  • Residents are part of our larger urban health community and have colleagues that share similar values and aspirations