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    Mission

    The mission of the HIV Primary Care Track is to train future family physicians with an interest in HIV medicine to provide comprehensive and high quality care to HIV-infected individuals and their families.

    Our Training Site

    Our training site is the Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment PACT (PACT) clinic. This Ryan White clinic is an NCQA certified level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). It provides primary care to over 1500 HIV-infected persons. Individuals receive comprehensive HIV care from an experienced team of providers. This clinic serves as the major training site for infectious disease fellows and primary care residents in HIV care. On-site mental health services, adherence counseling, specialty gynecological care and social work services are provided. Inpatient hospital care and 7 day-24 hour coverage is provided by the same team of physicians. Medical Insurance is not required for an individual to be eligible to receive care at PACT. For more information on PACT, please click
    http://www.dept-med.pitt.edu/id/pact.html.

    The PACT clinic is affiliated with the HRSA-funded Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center.

    Program Summary

    In the HIV Primary Care Track, selected residents will provide continuity care for a cohort of at least 25 HIV-infected patients. They will receive enhanced training in HIV/AIDS, STDs, Hepatitis C, TB, and the care of marginalized populations including racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. This will complement the training in comprehensive and high quality family medicine.

    At the conclusion of their residency, HIV primary care track residents will meet requirements to sit for both:

    1) The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) examination; and

    2) The HIV Specialty Certification examination from the American Academy of HIV Medicine (www.aahivm.org).

    Track Faculty

    This HIV primary care track will be directed by Dr. Gordon Liu. Dr. Liu is a board-certified family physician and an HIV/AIDS specialist. He serves as a faculty member in both the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Medicine and at the UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Other key faculty members include Dr. Peter J. Veldkamp, Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Dr. Deborah McMahon, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases).

    Details

    The HIV/AIDS clinic (PACT) will serve as a second continuity clinic site for HIV Primary Care Track residents during the second and third year of residency training in Family Medicine. Residents in this track will also participate in a comprehensive HIV primary care curriculum. HIV Primary Care Track residents may additionally participate in the Global Health track and work with experienced faculty either in the Philippines or Mozambique. At the University of the Philippines in Manila, residents will gain experience working at the STD/AIDS Guidance Intervention Prevention (SAGIP) Clinic. Similarly, if global health residents choose to travel to Mozambique, they will gain experience working at a family health center in a developing country. Both of these experiences will equip them with experience in providing care to HIV-infected persons in the developing world.

    Curricular Outline

    PGY-2

    • 4 week HIV primary care rotation at PACT (at the beginning of second year)
    • Weekly continuity clinic (1 half-day per week, unless on a restricted rotation [e.g. inpatient family medicine, night float, inpatient pediatrics etc.])
    • Residents can choose a manageable scholarly project related to HIV primary care (QI projects particularly encouraged).
    • Continuity Global health rotation in an area with high prevalence of HIV infection (optional).

    PGY-3

    • Weekly continuity HIV clinic (1 half-day per week, unless on a restricted rotation [e.g. inpatient family medicine, night float, inpatient pediatrics etc])
    • Regular participation in teaching/learning case conferences and other didactics that address core topics.
    • Earn at least 30 HIV specific CME credits over course of PGY2 and PGY3. (Resident will attend one of the HIV national educational conferences in either San Francisco or New York).
    • Present at least 1 HIV-related journal club article, 1 HIV care M&M, 1 senior presentation on HIV-related topic over course of training.
    • Continuity Global health rotation in an area with high prevalence of HIV infection (optional).
    • One month HIV elective at UCSF or another academic institution (optional)

    *Unless otherwise stated all of the above objectives and requirements are mandatory for completion of the HIV Primary Care Track

    Evaluation

    1. Meet all core FM residency requirements as detailed by the residency program.
    2. Meet curricular objectives of track.
    3. Maintain a weekly longitudinal HIV clinic for at least 1 year. Residents will be expected to assume responsibility for high quality and comprehensive HIV primary care for their patient panel. It will be expected that any absences from clinic are brought to the attention of the track director in advance.
    4. Meeting all the AAHIVM credentialing exam requirements including HIV related CME and patient volume expectations.

    How to apply:

    PGY-1 family medicine residents from any of the UPMC Family Medicine Residency Programs (McKeesport, Shadyside, St. Margaret) will be eligible to apply for the HIV Primary Care track.

    All interested applicants should provide a one-page statement of their career goals, reasons for wanting to enter the track, past experiences and will have an interview with the track director.

    Currently, our capacity is to offer this track to 1 resident per year. As a result, the track director will select the candidate based on their qualifications as mentioned above and their interview assessment. A letter from the program director supporting the applicant’s interest in pursuing this training will also be expected.

    If there are any questions regarding the HIV Primary Care Track, please send a message through the "contact us" section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
     
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