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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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.

  • Orientation Day 1 (if resident misses day 1 of GME orientation assigned video to view)
  • PGY1’s: Simulation Center Boot Camp Assignment (30 minutes)
    • NGT and Dobhoff Placement
    • Arterial Puncture and Catheter Insertion
    • Peripheral IV
    • Incision and Drainage of an Abscess and PICC Removal
  • HIPAA Training (15 minutes)
  • Informed Consent (45 minutes)
  • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (55 minutes)
  • Patient Restraint and Seclusion (20 minutes)
  • Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (25 minutes)
  • Abuse and Neglect: Identification, Assessment and Response (15 minutes)
  • Patient Bias and Discrimination Training (20 minutes)
  • Cultural Competence: Providing Culturally Competent Care (30 minutes)
  • Active Assailant Training (6 minutes)
  • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)
  • Pain Assessment and Management (73 minutes)
  • Healthcare Compliance Training (20 minutes)
  • UConn Health Stroke Program (10 minutes)
  • Sexual Harassment Training (120 minutes)
  • Mistreatment in the Clinical Learning Environment (13 minutes)
  • Incarcerated Patient Med Surg 5 (10 minutes)
  • A Lesson in Phishing (5 minutes)
  • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (25 minutes)
  • Emergency Notifications-Plain Language (5 minutes)
  • COVID 19 General Information on Infection Control (20 minutes)
  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS): What Employees Need to Know (16 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Medical School Requirements

  • 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)
  • Receipt of Policies and Procedures (2 minutes)
  • ADA Acknowledgement (2 minutes)
  • Medical School Requirement Attestations (20 minutes)

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.

  • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (50 minutes)
  • HIPAA Training (15 minutes)
  • Informed Consent (30 minutes)
  • Abuse and Neglect: Identification, Assessment and Response (15 minutes)
  • Patient Bias and Discrimination Training (20 minutes)
  • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (25 minutes)
  • Safety Starts with Me Refresher (20 minutes)
  • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)
  • Healthcare Compliance Training (20 minutes)
  • COVID 19 General Information on Infection Control (20 minutes)
  • COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS): What Employees Need to Know (16 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)