Our Curriculum

The Ambulatory Experience

Outpatient Experience

Holy Cross Medical Staff Physicians
Greater Ft. Lauderdale Area

Patient Examination Room HCH Cancer Center HCH Urgent Care & Imaging
Holy Cross Hospital Medical Staff include over 600 of the top physicians in Broward County. Physicians hail from many of the most prestigious medical schools in the country such as Harvard Medical School, Duke University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Boston University, and many more highly ranked institutions. Together these physicians provide a wide array of services in various specialties, to treat the entire family. Offices are located throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, and Southern Palm Beach counties.​ Residents assigned to these clinics will work alongside highly rated physicians to learn specialty-specific clinical skills and clinical practice management.

Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc
168 North Powerline Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069

HCH Residents at Broward Community & Family Health Centers Broward Community & Family Health Centers, Inc. (BCFHC) is a non-profit organization spanning four locations in Broward County with our residency program’s primary partnership with the Pompano Beach location. BCFHC is committed to providing accessible comprehensive high quality primary and preventive care services to all persons with dignity and respect. BCFHC focuses on preventative care and health education. Primary care services include family and internal medicine, immunizations, family planning, EKG services, Diabetes education and management, and Hypertension management.
Each site is certified as a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) and Patient-Centered Medical Home. These designations confirm the dedication BCFHC has to caring for all people regardless of cultural, financial, social or medical conditions while managing services efficiently and effectively across all sites. The innovative practice management and preventative care focus allows the highly qualified and caring staff of BCFHC to offer a wide variety of services that meet the need of the community while simultaneously empowering patients to manage their diseases and remain healthy. To learn more about us visit Broward Community & Family Health Centers.

Light of the World Community Clinic
5333 N Dixie Hwy #201, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Evaluating patient at Light of the World Community ClinicLight of the World Clinic, Inc. is an IRS recognized 501c3 organization. The clinic was established in 1989 by the late Dr. Erwin M. Vasquez and other community leaders to provide free essential health care and preventative medical services to the disadvantaged residents of Broward County.
The clinic focuses its services on children and their families who are generally without insurance or financial resources to obtain the proper health care. In any given year, the clinic serves thousands of disadvantaged indigent, low-income middle class and medically underserved men, women and children in Broward County.
Residents assigned to this clinic provide free medical care and intervention to underserved and at-risk communities through diagnosing, treating, and stabilizing diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary disease, obesity, and other widespread diseases. Residents will also have the opportunity to serve the community periodic community-based health screenings at schools, colleges, and county-wide health fairs. To learn more, visit Light of the World.

The Schedule

For two weeks at a time, residents rotate through continuity clinic and an ambulatory subspecialty clinic. The ambulatory experience is longitudinal with each resident level focused on specific learning outcomes. First year interns rotate through a variety of specialties such as Dermatology, Sports Medicine/Orthopedics, Gynecology, Urology, and Geriatrics to hone the clinical skills necessary to properly diagnose, refer, and monitor patients in the primary care setting. Second year residents develop a longitudinal perspective on chronic disease management in fields such as Endocrinology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Cardiology, and HIV. The third year continues to expand the knowledge and skills gained from the first two years while also incorporating the administrative aspect of medicine including involvement in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Research and Quality Improvement, Practice Management, and other skills utilized by leaders in the field of Internal Medicine.
Continuity clinic is structured as six half-day sessions during the two week ambulatory experience. At the start of residency, categorical residents are assigned to one of three firms with specific clinic schedules and the same preceptor overseeing patient care for all residents within that firm. Our continuity clinic locations are registered as a Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC) and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH); treating patients regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Because these sites are FQHC and PCMH, residents are involved in the multidisciplinary care of patients, daily “patient huddles”, and focus on quality of care.
In order to provide a robust continuity clinic experience, residents are also assigned to one day each at either a free clinic serving the underserved population of Broward County or to a private medical office of a University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital faculty member. The contrast of these two alternate locations provide our residents with experience treating a large spectrum of patient populations; expanding the perspective of the field to encompass a holistic view of the people that make up our community.

Check out an example of the Rotation Schedule

Outpatient Experience