Every resident participates in a longitudinal continuity experience in which he or she functions as the primary care provider for a panel of patients. Patient diversity ranges from healthy children aged birth to 21 years, to patients with special health care needs. The Harriet Lane Clinic, Wyman Park Medical Center and the East Baltimore Medical Center serve a diverse population of urban patients. A second continuity site, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, offers an opportunity to provide care to a larger proportion of Hispanic patients.
At all sites, residents are paired with a preceptor who works with them over the course of the year, and ideally for their three years of residency. Residents practice in a group practice model so they learn how to care for each other’s patients and ensure communication exchange. During this experience residents learn how to coordinate care, work with multiple disciplines, and experience and understand concepts within the family and medical home.