Subspecialty Focus

Ambulatory Subspecialty Focus Learning Objectives, Assigned Readings, and Hopkins Modules

Learning Objectives

At the start of each AMBY Block, please review the learning objectives, required readings, and optional Johns Hopkins Module for your subspecialty focus area:

Ambulatory Subspecialty Learning Objectives & Readings

Learning Objectives for the Resident are:

  • Practice physical exam features specific to your specialty
  • Understand when to refer continuity clinic patients to a specialist

A helpful added bonus is that you will also develop a feel for what the specialty clinic experience is like for your patients, and you will develop relationships with specialists that you can utilize in caring for them as well.

We realize that sometimes there are patient no-shows during these clinics; if that happens, please use the time to ask the attending to teach you their specialty exam and to outline when you should refer. You can also read PCOI guidelines related to the specialty.

Johns Hopkins Modules

For New Registrants: When creating your account for the first time, you need to click Create an Account at the bottom of the page. Use the following information below:

  • User Group: Brigham & Women’s Internal Medicine Residency
  • Subgroup: Categorical or Primary Care
  • Passcode: 3v7

PEAC Johns Hopkins Modules

Subspecialty Focus Assignments

Subspecialty focus assignments were made based on the surveys you filled out last year, with priority given to focuses directly related to your career plans. All residents were granted their first choice focus, and the majority of their top choices. In addition to enrichment focuses, all residents were assigned to 2-3 foundational focuses (ortho, rheum, neuro, and endo). Due to the immense complexity of scheduling with other cohorts on at the same time as you, and also limitations in teacher availability in our subspecialties, these assignments cannot be traded. If you feel that your assignments do not correspond to your survey requests and you suspect a clerical error may have occurred, please send an email to Cristina Alexander or Patricia Foo.

How to View Attendings’ Schedules In EPIC For AMBY Subspecialty Focuses

  1. Beneath the Calendar on the Schedule tab (where you normally view your clinic patients), click the + Create
  2. Name the schedule and then click Configuration at the top of the dialog box
  3. Click Search By Provider [All Departments], enter the attending’s name assigned, and click accept.
  4. It will immediately create schedule view of the patient panel of the specific attending on the day of, be sure to check the calendar on the date you were confirmed/assigned.

The standard start time for these sessions are 8:30AM & 1:30PM unless otherwise specified on the schedule or by the attending directly to you. We advise you reach out to them as you approach your session just in case as some attendings prefer the resident arrive when their first patient is scheduled, some others do not!