The program's goal is to promote, teach, evaluate and certify all components of clinical competency, namely, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and System-Based Practice.
Our curriculum is designed to teach the Art of Medicine, the Science of Medicine and the Business of Medicine. We balance didactic teaching with the experiential aspects of training to enable the resident to master these essential elements of our profession. Mastery of the competencies is integrated throughout the curriculum.
The Art of Medicine is practiced daily on the wards in all didactic sessions. This is where the Science of Medicine and the Art of Medicine are integrated to elevate the level of care delivered to the patients.
The Business of Medicine is integral to becoming proficient in system-based practice. During daily educational activities, costs of medications and laboratory testing are incorporated into teaching. Lectures on how to establish a practice are provided. Seminars with legal and financial experts are offered to provide knowledge on negotiating postgraduate contracts and to understand the issues related to medical malpractice.
Evaluations Evaluation of residents is uniquely done. We establish a training portfolio for each resident. In addition to the monthly evaluations of residents given by faculty, also included are copies of histories and physicals and consults written by residents with faculty feedback. Reports from OSCEs, research achievements and achievements in system-based practice initiatives are included. These portfolios reflect the resident's mastery of the curriculum and competencies better than test scores do alone.
Internal Medicine Residency ProgramKaren Demarest
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