Laying The Foundation Through Medical Education
The Department of Internal Medicine provides an exceptional educational experience to residents and fellows. Nine subspecialty training programs as well as the residency training program meet or exceed all accreditation standards of the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC). Last year, over eighty percent of our graduates passed the Internal Medicine Board Examinations.
The Department continues to evolve training to achieve ACGME-mandated core competencies in patient care, medical knowledge, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, systems-based practice, and practice-based learning and improvement as well as the 22 sub-competencies for internal medicine. All residents are taught evidence based medicine and basic principles of health care systems. Conferences such as Morning Report, Academic Half Day, Resident Grand Rounds, and Morbidity and Mortality Review are an integral part of residency training as well as bedside teaching rounds.
Greater emphasis is being placed on preparing the researchers of tomorrow. In 2007, the Department established the Tinsley R. Harrison Research Program, identifying faculty researchers in each section to mentor residents.The first resident and fellow research day was held in May 2007 and continues to be held annually. These and other efforts have increased resident research productivity. Mentored research continues to be a priority in our residency program.
More information regarding the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is available on the website.