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, some courses will need to be completed annually, and some courses will need to be done to graduate from a residency or fellowship. 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 14 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
    • Midline and PICC Removal
  • HIPAA (100 minutes)
    • HIPAA Compliance 01: Introduction
    • HIPAA Compliance 03: Privacy Rule Introduction
    • HIPAA Compliance 04: Protected Health Information
    • HIPAA Compliance 05: Patient Rights
    • HIPAA Compliance 06: Working with Business Associates
    • HIPAA Compliance 07: Law Enforcement Uses and Disclosures
    • HIPAA Compliance 08: Security Rule Introduction
    • HIPAA Compliance 09: Administrative, Physical and Technical Safeguards
    • HIPAA Compliance 13: Violations and Penalties
    • HIPAA Compliance: Attestation
  • Informed Consent (30 minutes)
  • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (50 minutes)
  • Patient Restraint and Seclusion in the Acute-Care Setting (65 minutes)
  • Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (25 minutes)
  • Cultural Competence: Providing Culturally Competent Care (for those who don’t do the GME CCC curriculum) (55 minutes)
  • Safety Starts with Me (full course: 120 minutes)
  • Active Assailant Training (8 minutes)
  • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)
  • Pain Assessment and Management (10 minutes)
  • Combating Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (15 minutes)
  • Medicare Parts C and D General Compliance Training (15 minutes)
  • UConn Health Stroke Program (10 minutes)
  • Sexual Harassment Training (120 minutes requirement/live training)
  • Incarcerated Patient Med Surg 5 (10 minutes)
  • Introduction to Phishing (15 minutes)
  • Emergency Notifications-Plain Language (5 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, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Pulmonary Critical Care, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery.  (30 minutes)
  • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (180 minutes)

Medical School Requirements

  • Residents as Teachers and Supervisors of Medical Students: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Primary Care, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery (15 minutes)
  • Receipt of Policies and Procedures (2 minutes)
  • Clinical Hours Attestation (3 minutes)
  • Compact Between Faculty and Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Trainees (2 minutes)
  • ADA Acknowledgement (2 minutes)

Annual Courses: These courses must be done every year. These courses are also automatically assigned in Healthstream in August with a December 1st due date. (Note: If you complete these courses as an incoming resident or fellow, you will not have to complete them again until your second year of training.) Approximately 8 hours to complete all courses.

  • Standard Precautions: Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (50 minutes)
  • HIPAA (30 minutes)
    • HIPAA Compliance 01: Introduction
    • HIPAA Compliance 02: HIPAA Awareness
  • Informed Consent (30 minutes)
  • Sleep Loss and Fatigue (180 minutes)
  • Safety Starts with Me Refresher (20 minutes)
  • Safety Event Reporting (15 minutes)
  • Interpreter Services at UConn Health (15 minutes)
  • Combating Medicare Parts C and D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (15 minutes)
  • Medicare Parts C and D General Compliance Training (15 minutes)

GME Cultural Competency Curriculum Modules

(Assigned as OPTIONAL in October to interns participating in the GME Cultural Competency Curriculum)

  • End of Life Care Case 1
  • End of Life Care Case 4
  • End of Life Care Case 5

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