HMC Downtown Emergency Service Center

515 3rd Ave
Thursday afternoon, 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Clinic Contact

Mary Pilgrim, RN, 464-1570 x3018


Toby Sinton, MD, HMC Chief for Ambulatory Services
pager: 680-2080


  • Residents will observe medical students interviewing and examining patients and provide them guidance in making a medical care plan for the patients.
  • Residents will provide the student feedback on their performance and teach them general medical principles raised by the case.
  • Residents will staff patients with the Chief Resident or Attending of the day and receive feedback on their performance from them.


  • To provide residents with experience in a supervisory role in an ambulatory setting.
  • To expose residents to homeless patients in the shelter environment.