Educational Goals

Each year of training reflects a continuum of graduated experiences and responsibilities. The program emphasizes growth each year in all core competencies, including medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal skills and communication, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practices. Residents must become familiar with the competencies of training and understand the goals and objectives of each competency as they relate to their particular year of training. At the completion of our three-year residency program, residents will be practice-ready and comfortable dealing with patients presenting with the spectrum of diseases ranging from non-life-threatening ambulatory issues to critical, multi-system illness. Our program’s aims, as outlined below, have been established by program leadership with direct input from our residents.

  • Practice comprehensive internal medicine, emphasizing excellence in clinical skills and high-value, patient-centered, culturally competent care
  • Acquire foundation/training opportunities to be competitive for subspecialty training or to practice in primary care or hospital medicine
  • Conduct clinical/patient safety/quality improvement research
  • Engage in quality initiatives that promote optimal systems-based, patient-centered care
  • Acquire necessary skills to educate patients and colleagues
  • Use public health principles and apply community resources to manage the health of populations and a personal panel of patients
  • Demonstrate compassion for patients in everyday care, towards other members of the healthcare team, and for the community with respect to community service and charity
  • Work collaboratively and with collegiality in an interdisciplinary team, including competent team leadership
  • Practice self-care with attention to one’s own physical and mental well-being