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General Training Expectations

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The Internal Medicine Residency Program has defined specific expectations for residents at each level of training.

PGY-1 Residents

The specific expectations for PGY-I residents are as follows:

  • To complete and document all Patient Care in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • To review all new admissions with the senior resident and attending physician.
  • To complete sign-out and intern rounds prior to work rounds.
  • To discuss immediately any significant changes in patient status or treatment plans with the senior resident and attending physician.
  • To demonstrate competence in all required basic procedures.
  • To complete satisfactorily the ABIM Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
  • To attend and fully participate in all required conferences and lectures.
  • To attend and participate fully in all assigned ambulatory experiences.
  • To achieve an adequate score on the In-Training Examination (ITE).
  • To complete a research project and participate in the Resident Research Symposium.
  • To comply with all hospital policies as outlined in the resident contract and to conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.
  • To meet with the Program Director or Associate Program Director twice each year to discuss evaluations and areas for improvement.
  • To meet with the assigned faculty advisor at least twice per year to discuss progress and areas for improvement.
  • To complete an evaluation of every assigned rotation and teaching attending physician.

Senior Residents

The expectations for PGY-II and PGY-III residents are as follows:

  • To competently and professionally provide leadership for the medical team.
  • To supervise and teach junior residents and medical students.
  • To serve as a liaison between the medical service and the Emergency Department, Admissions, and other clinical services.
  • To immediately discuss any significant changes in treatment plans with the junior resident and supervising attending physician.
  • To attend and participate fully in all required conferences and lectures.
  • To attend and participate fully in all assigned ambulatory experiences.
  • To achieve an adequate score on the In-Training Examination (ITE).
  • To demonstrate competence in all required advanced procedures.
  • To prepare for the ABIM Certification Examination.
  • To comply with all hospital policies as outlined in the resident contract and to conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.
  • To meet with the Program Director or Associate Program Director twice a year to discuss evaluations and areas for improvement.
  • To meet with the assigned faculty advisor at least twice per year to discuss progress and areas for improvement.
  • To complete evaluations of every assigned rotation and teaching attending physician.
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