Institutional Curriculum

The Institutional Curriculum was designed to provide a curriculum that is universal to all programs and either reflects RRC requirements or hospital/JCAHO requirements. By providing an Institutional Curriculum to all residents and fellows we can be guaranteed that residents meet credentialing aspects to work in our hospital system as well as be guaranteed a curriculum that might be overlooked. This curriculum should in no way replace a program’s unique curriculum that a program director might develop for a particular group of residents, but it represents a minimum standard for these topics. Some courses are required to be completed prior to starting a residency or fellowship and some courses will need to be completed annually. All of the courses are available online through HealthStream.

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  • Orientation Day 1 (if resident misses day 1 of GME orientation assigned video to view)

Courses Required

Incoming Courses: Courses that must be completed before residents/fellows can begin. These courses are automatically assigned in Healthstream. Approximately 12 hours to complete all courses.

Compliance/Regulatory

  • Active Assailant Training (6 minutes)
  • A Lesson in Phishing (5 minutes)
  • COVID 19 General Information on Infection Control (20 minutes)
  • Emergency Notifications-Plain Language (5 minutes)
  • Healthcare Compliance Training (20 minutes)
  • HIPAA Training (15 minutes)
  • Informed Consent (45 minutes)
  • OR Fire Safety/Electrosurgery & The Bovie (Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, OBGYN, Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Acute Care, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery) (50 minutes)
  • Radiation Safety (Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics, Radiology, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Acute Care Surgery, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow, Pulmonary Critical Care, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery)  (30 minutes)
  • Safe and Effective Process to Prepare Items for Sterilization (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Interventional Cardiology JDH, Pulmonary Critical Care, OBGYN, Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Neonatology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Emergency Medicine - International Disaster) (5 minutes)
  • Sexual Harassment Training (120 minutes)
  • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (55 minutes)

Patient Care

  • Abuse and Neglect: Identification, Assessment and Response (15 minutes)
  • Incarcerated Patient Med Surg 5 (10 minutes)
  • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)
  • Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (25 minutes)
  • Pain Assessment and Management (73 minutes)
  • Patient Restraint and Seclusion (20 minutes)
  • UConn Health Stroke Program (10 minutes)

Clinical Learning Environment

  • Mistreatment in the Clinical Learning Environment (13 minutes)
  • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (25 minutes)

Medical School Requirements

  • ADA Acknowledgement (2 minutes)
  • Medical School Requirement Attestations (20 minutes)
  • Receipt of Policies and Procedures (2 minutes)
  • Residents as Teachers and Supervisors of Medical Students: Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Primary Care, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery (20 minutes)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • GME Orientation (in person)
    • Diversity Training (60 minutes)
    • Vulnerable Populations Training (30 minutes)
  • Fall Courses for new interns/first year fellows
    • Cultural Competence: Providing Culturally Competent Care (30 minutes)
    • Managing Patient Bias
    • Microaggressions in Healthcare
    • Supporting Gender Identity
    • Welcoming Environment for LGBTGI

    Annual Courses: These courses must be done every year. These courses are also automatically assigned in Healthstream in October and are due in December. (Note: If you completed these courses as an incoming resident or fellow, you will not have to complete them again until your second year of training.  Also, if you are graduating from a program next year, you do not have to complete them) Approximately 4 hours to complete all courses.

    Compliance/Regulatory

    • COVID 19 General Information on Infection Control (20 minutes)
    • Healthcare Compliance Training (20 minutes)
    • HIPAA Training (15 minutes)
    • Informed Consent (30 minutes)
    • OR Fire Safety/Electrosurgery & The Bovie (Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery, OBGYN, Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Acute Care, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery) (50 minutes)
    • Patient Bias and Discrimination Training (20 minutes)
    • Safe and Effective Process to Prepare Items for Sterilization (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Interventional Cardiology JDH, Pulmonary Critical Care, OBGYN, Orthopedics Sports Medicine, Otolaryngology, Neonatology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Emergency Medicine - International Disaster) (5 minutes)
    • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (50 minutes)

    Patient Care

    • Abuse and Neglect: Identification, Assessment and Response (15 minutes)
    • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)

    Clinical Learning Environment

    • Annual Residents as Educators Attestation (Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Primary Care, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery) (1 minute)
    • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (25 minutes)