How does a Longitudinal FM Residency program work?

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I keep reading about "Longitudinal" care ... How does the exactly look in a residency? Does that mean the resident takes care of the patient from check in to check out? Is this the new goal for residency programs?


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I've never heard that terminology applied to a residency curriculum before, but I suspect it means that you're assigned a patient panel that you follow throughout your training, including during hospitalizations, pregnancy/delivery, hospice, etc.

That's the way it was done when I was a resident, anyway. Frankly, I thought that was the way it was done everywhere.
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