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Ambulatory Medicine

Educational Goals & Overview

Ambulatory Medicine provides the core training in outpatient internal medicine. Residents are expected to gain competence in the diagnosis and treatment of general medical diseases, including common acute medical problems and common chronic diseases, and management of patient populations through the interdisciplinary team of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Residents will develop these skills by managing patient continuity panels at two sites: Clinic A at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and the Adult Primary Care Clinic at Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center. Clinical experience is supplemented by the didactic series across the three-year residency for categorical residents. The Ambulatory Medicine week also includes outpatient subspecialty clinics, which will allow residents to expand knowledge into the medical subspecialties and understand appropriate referral to subspecialties.

Go to Ambulatory Week

Olive View Primary Care Clinic

For each resident, about 60% of primary care continuity will be provided in Clinic A. Supervision is provided by faculty in the division of General Internal Medicine.

Pod Messaging Workflow

POD Messaging Workflow

Before You Start

  • Look at your patient schedule ahead of time:  Do this in ORCHID by adding your clinic resource (Last name, First name) and then searching for the date of your clinic.
  • Pre-chart (“scrub the chart”): Review the last primary care note, including your follow-up plan, along with any interval events and new labs/study results.  You can begin to pre-chart your note in ORCHID by using the Provider View > Clinic tab and updating the Consolidated Problem List and writing your preliminary findings in the Assessment & Plan section.

When You Start

  • For the door code to the exam area, ask the Chief Residents.  Please keep this code secure!
  • Huddle and cuddle with your clinic team: Identify patient needs including vaccination and routine screening ahead of time to get orders and referrals going.
  • Identify your exam room, workstation, and medical assistant assignment on the board to the back-right of clinic.

Important Information

Community Resources

Community resources for patients: dental, vision, transportation, fitness, literary, mental health, food services, utility services, house, home and environment, domestic violence, advocacy.

Link to Olive View PCMH (intranet)

Mid-Valley Adult Primary Care Clinic

For each resident, about 40% of primary care continuity will be provided at Mid-Valley CHC. Supervision is provided by general internal medicine faculty at Mid-Valley.

Before You Start

ORCHID Clinic Resources:

  • Resident Last name, First name
    (use for primary care at both Olive View and Mid-Valley)

Important Information

Directions, Parking & Entrance:

  • Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center
    7515 Van Nuys Blvd
    Van Nuys, CA 91405
  • Directions from OVMC:
    (approximate travel time 20 minutes without traffic)
    Google Directions

    • Take the Roxford St entrance to the 210 North toward Sacramento.
    • Stay right to merge onto the 5 South toward Los Angeles.
    • Stay middle-right to merge onto the 405 South toward Santa Monica, and continue about 6 miles.
    • Take the Sherman Way/Reseda exit.
    • At the freeway exit, turn right onto Haskell Ave.
    • Turn right onto Saticoy St and continue 1.5 miles.
    • Turn right onto Van Nuys Blvd.  Mid-Valley CHC is immediately on the right.
    • Turn right into the driveway and parking structure, where you can park.
  • Employee Entrance
    • Wear your Olive View ID badge through the main entrance.
    • Take the employee stairwell to the 2nd Floor.
    • For the 2nd Floor door code, ask the Chief Residents.  Please keep this code secure!

Pre-operative Medicine Clinic

Pre-operative Medicine Clinic is held in Clinic A.

When You Start

ORCHID Clinic Resources:

  • OVM Med Pre Op

Women’s Health Clinic

Women’s Health Clinic is held in Clinic A on Thursday morning, and focuses on Women’s Health issues, including cervical cancer screening and bone health.

When You Start

ORCHID Clinic Resources

  • OVM Womens Health MD
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