Professional Development

The program understands the importance of professional development. We help our residents develop a professional and personal identity. We hope all of our residents become leaders in their chosen fields. To this end, we have a structured curriculum to help develop residents as researchers, teachers and leaders.


  • Orientation: cultural sensitivity, community engagement, PALS, NRP
  • Primary Care curriculum for PL-1, ICU curriculum for PL-2
  • Access to PREP and MedStudy curriculum
  • Board review weekly
  • Monthly journal club
  • Protected educational time
    • Three year rotating didactic curriculum presented on Friday mornings
    • Evidence based medicine conferences weekly
  • Faculty mentor meetings twice a year to review individualized learning plans
  • Program director meetings twice a year
  • Two full-day retreats for each class
  • Wellness committee activities to enhance connectedness and resiliency
  • Four professionalism sessions per year
  • Financial support for each resident to attend a conference (more if presenting)
  • Four sessions on “Residents as Teachers”