The program offers a comprehensive 36-month curriculum that prepares residents to be scholarly physicians prepared to pursue either primary care or subspecialty medicine. The curriculum is divided into three major branches – The Science of Medicine, the Art of Medicine, and the Business of Medicine. 

The Science of Medicine: 

The elements of the curriculum include: 
  1. A rotation schedule that emphasizes both inpatient and ambulatory care experience in primary and specialty clinics. 
  2. An intensive didactic curriculum addresses the basic and the clinical sciences. 
  3. A research program that fosters inquiry, curiosity, and discovery. 
  4. A formal curriculum in performance improvement, patient safety, and quality. Residents have an opportunity to obtain national certification from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Quality and Safety. 

The Art of Medicine 

We are committed to increasing the awareness of humanities as a lens for examining issues of health and healing. Residents and faculty are encouraged to focus on historical perspective during scientific discussions. A series of lectures on medical ethics and history are incorporated in the curriculum. 

The Business of Medicine 

Today’s physicians need to be shrewd businesspeople. Physicians directly or indirectly control 17 percent of gross domestic product. Physicians are custodians of decreasing resources. A business curriculum is woven into our daily clinical activities. 

Choosing Wisely  

We have adopted and embraced the Choosing Wisely campaign of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to reduce waste, overuse, and misuse of precious resources. Applied at the bedside during every encounter, this program prepares residents to practice with limited resources.  

Appropriateness Criteria of the American College of Radiology 

Residents are encouraged to refer to the appropriateness criteria of the American College of Radiology before ordering any imaging. These criteria are evidence based and trains residents to navigate through a variety of imaging options. 

Curriculum for Documentation 

“Verba volant, scripta manenet” (spoken words fly away, written words remain). Spoken by a Roman emperor Caius Titus in 70 AD these words remain true today. Clinical record keeping is an integral component of good medical practice. Medical record provides all information about a specific patient that any professional looking at the record would need to know to treat the patient. It is essential for standards of care to be met. Neglecting to document important details can lead to adverse outcomes and malpractice claims. It is essential for billing and coding. 
We offer a formal curriculum to teach the art of documentation every other Friday. This course is taught by a group of experts from the documentation department. 

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