The GW Medical Faculty Associates residents welcome you to Resident Clinic. We’d like to take this opportunity to explain who we are and what you can expect when you come to see us as your doctor.
What is a Resident?
A medical resident is a doctor who has finished medical school and is now continuing his/her clinical training in order to become fully educated in the field of Internal Medicine. Residents in Internal Medicine train for three years in order to specialize in the medical treatment of adults. Residents spend time in the hospital and in the clinic taking care of patients and learning about prevention and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Who Supervises Residents?
Every resident is supervised by an attending physician. These are doctors who have finished training and are fully licensed. The attending doctors review all information from the residents and the electronic medical record. Together, the resident and attending decide on further evaluation and treatment plans.
Who will I see at Resident Clinic?
The first physician you see will be a resident. The resident will be your primary physician. However, the attending physician is always in the clinic area. After the initial part of your visit, the resident always talks to the attending physician about your concerns and together they make a decision about the best course of action for you. Then, either both the resident and attending physician, or just the resident, will come back and talk to you about how to proceed with your care and arrange your follow up.
Why come to Resident Clinic?
By coming to Resident Clinic you are establishing care with a physician who will be able to spend more time with you during your visit. Residents have longer appointment times and you can oftentimes get an appointment with a resident sooner than you can with an attending physician.
All residents are divided into four teams, each led by several attending physicians. This means you have a team that will get to know you over time. This is important if you need an urgent appointment and your resident PCP is not in clinic. You can schedule with someone on the team who will be more familiar with your health history.
Who will tell me my test results?
As your doctor, the resident physician will follow-up on all your test results or other studies. This may be by phone, letter, or through our online portal, MyHealth.
How can I reach my resident physician?
You can contact the residents the same way you contact any provider in General Internal Medicine. You can either call the clinic number at (202) 741-2222 or log on to gwdocs.org and sign up for a MyHealth account to email health related questions or appointment, referral, and refill requests.
Your resident or someone on their team will be in touch as soon as possible to answer any questions or concerns.
How can I make an appointment?
Book your appointment online by clicking on the attending physician name above and then selecting Book an Appointment under the physician’s photo. We also accept appointments by telephone between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please call (202) 741-2222.
The GW MFA Resident Clinic is located at 22nd & I Street in the Ambulatory Care Center of The GW Medical Faculty Associates, 4th floor. Parking is available in the garage under the ACC building (entrance on I Street).
The GW Medical Faculty Associates is located one block from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop (Orange, Blue and Silver lines) at 22nd & I Street.