Urgent Care Fellowship Curriculum

Block rotations:

  • Trauma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedics
    • Sports medicine
    • Splinting
    • Reading of orthopedic radiographs/extremity injuries
    • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Pediatrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Toxicology

Longitudinal Curriculum Topics

  • Quality/Administration – Quality is the backbone of a well-run clinic. Quality initiatives allow for the safe treatment and administration of care in the Urgent Care setting. The fellows will be given the training to lead and direct a monthly Quality Improvement Patient Safety (QIPS) segment during the monthly departmental meetings.
    • Learn effective techniques to address quality issues with fellow providers
    • Learn what tests are urgently or emergently indicated
    • Learn cost effective approach to treatment
    • Learn when transition of care to higher level of care is appropriate
    • Learn appropriate hand off techniques at transition points
    • Fellow will be prepared to handle the most urgent of cases, and how to transition emergency cases appropriately
  •  Emergency Medicine – Fellows will rotate in the Kaiser Permanente Zion Emergency Department throughout the 12 months of their fellowship.  In order to get exposure, and practice experience with the more urgent and emergent medical and traumatic cases that may present to Urgent Care.  Fellows, will become comfortable managing ill patients that walk into Urgent Care, and treating those with easily reversible courses, and safely transitioning patients that need eminent emergent care.
  • Ultrasound – Fellows will work with ultrasound trained faculty to gain proficiency in bedside ultrasound techniques for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
  • Simulation – Simulation in our dedicated state of the art simulation suite will allow fellows to become familiar identifying and treating common critical care issues which often present to Urgent Care, but in a controlled and safe environment. Experience with ACLS and PALS.
  • Journal Club – Each fellow will participate in and take turns presenting topics for discussion at the monthly Urgent Care journal club. Topics meant to discuss controversies in care within the Urgent Care.
  • Research – Each fellow will engage in a unique research project designed to provide improve patient care in the Urgent Care.