Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Urgent care fellowships

The middle path
Urgent care is the delivery of ambulatory care outside of an emergency department on an urgent of unscheduled basis. These are a good medium in between the routine primary care visits and the emergent acute care visits to the ED.


Serving unexpected issues
Urgent Care Medicine
Urgent care handbook: Amazon
These centers specialize in treating illness that is severe enough to now wait till the next clinic visit but not as severe that they would need a trip to the ER and subsequent admission.Urgent care is a popular line of business for doctors who are from pediatrics, internal medicine or family medicine. There is no steady doctor patient relationship as the patient present with an acute problem which is taken care of and chronic health issues and health maintainence is left for the primary care provider.

Beginnings of a fellowship
In 2006, the Urgent Care Association of America sponsored the first fellowship training program in urgent care medicine. Physicians in the urgent care fellowship program receive training in the many disciplines including adult and pediatric acute issues, wound and injury evaluation and treatment, occupational medicine, urgent care procedures, and business aspects of the urgent care center. 

Case Western offers urgent care fellowships
University Hospitals Case Medical Center / Case School of Medicine
The one-year fellowship application for the 2010-2011 academic year is currently open to graduates of accredited Family Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics residencies.

Natasha Ria Cruz , MD - Fellowship Director
Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Director of Education, Chagrin Highlands Urgent Care
(216) 896-1800

University of Illiniois College of Medicine (Rockford) offers fellowship
The one-year fellowship application for the 2010-2011 academic year is currently open to graduates of accredited Family Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics residencies. 

Brett Ruiz
University of Illinois in Rockford
Urgent Care Fellowship Program 
(815) 972-1030


University of Nevada School of Medicine
The one-year fellowship application for the 2010-2011 academic year is currently open to graduates of accredited Family Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics residencies.
Kathryn Raymond
Fellowship and Family Medicine Residency Coordinator
Urgent Care Fellowship Program
(702) 992-6875

What kind of visa sponsorships opportunities are available?
This is a good opprtunity for applicants with permanent resident status, Green card or citizen. At this time, they do not offer this as a J-1 visa opportunity.

References:
Wikipedia.org
Urgent care association of America: http://www.ucaoa.org/education_fellowship.php

1 comment:

  1. These documents must contain an application letter, an MBA statement of purpose, two recommendation letters, your GPA and GMAT score. pediatric anesthesia fellowship

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