Community Medicine Clinics

Ghent Family Residents continue the tradition of community medicine involvement on which EVMS was founded.  


Ghent Residents particpate at the Sentara Ambulatory Care Clinic (ACC) during all 3 years of residency on Tuesday afternoons under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Ana Vazquez.  Located on the medical campus, the ACC offers outpatient care to the uninsured or underinsured residents of the city of Norfolk.  The ACC provides 17,000 visits and appointments every year and sees about 8000 patients.  


Ghent Residents participate at with Western Tidewater Free (WTFC) clinic during all 3 years of residency on Wednesday mornings under the guidance of faculty member Dr. Keith Claussen.   Located in Suffolk, VA WTFC provides adult medical care to uninsurred individuals in the rural areas of Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Franklin, and South Hampton County.  


Ghent PGY1s participate with Professionals Accelerating Clinical and Educational Redesign (PACER).  This 3 year nationwide program is aimed to imrpove primary care practices and patient outcomes in high performing, patient centered medical homes.  Other insititions accepted into PACER include Mayo Clinical College of Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine.


During their PGY3 year, Ghent Residents work with the Health Outreach Partnership of EVMS Students (HOPES) on Thursday evenings.  The first and only student-run free clinic in Virginia, the EVMS residents help medical students to serve the uninsured residents of Norfolk.