Throughout the program, residents will follow their own group of clinic patients. Under the supervision of the general medicine faculty, the resident will assume the primary responsibility for total care of these patients, both in the hospital and ambulatory settings. Residents make decisions to admit patients, perform diagnostic evaluations, render treatment, arrange for consultations and coordinate discharge planning. Outpatients are followed during the resident’s half-day weekly office hours. This continuity of care nurtures a sense of personal responsibility for patient care and affords invaluable insight in to the natural history of disease.