Longitudinal learning experiences are those that occur throughout the residency year. They are ongoing and might not be associated with one particular service or patient care area. In this way, the resident is responsible for a group of patients throughout the entire year. The resident maintains follow-up from inpatient admission, through discharge and during ambulatory care. Ambulatory patients often have long-term medical needs that cannot be appreciated in a short learning experience. There are a variety of longitudinal experiences available at P/SL.