The longitudinal clerkship at the VA is a special 12 week integrated clerkship in primary care, inpatient medicine (medicine ‘away’), urology and orthopedics. The James J. Peters VAMC is a tertiary care facility, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art electronic medical records and expanding virtual health activities. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. The James J. Peters VAMC provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient health care services and also has three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC’s) in Yonkers, White Plains, and Queens.
Students meet all requirements for primary care, medicine away, urology and orthopedics on this rotation, with special additional exposure to population health, advanced EMR, patient-centered medical homes, and multiple veteran-specific healthcare issues. Although most patients are male, there will be opportunities to practice women’s health. Students will work one on one with attending physicians in the context of a Medical Home team care model. Students can travel to the Bronx VA via CUMC shuttle to the Allen, and then walking up 225th street to the hospital.