To train Internal Medicine Residents in patient-centered, primary care with the ability to provide excellent patient care in a variety of clinical settings.
Residents’ well-being is a priority for the Residency Program. The education provided to residents is learner-centered. The patient care provided in the hospital and in the clinic is safe, effective, and timely.
Code of ConductWe recognize that our behavior stems from our values and so we have put forth the behaviors that all faculty and residents should model. Patient-centered care -- we always put patients' health, well-being and experience first and foremost. If a patient requests assistance from us, we take responsibility to see that the patient’s needs are met.
We maintain a positive viewpoint regarding ourselves, our situations and everyone we encounter. We maintain and presume good intentions; we look for learning opportunities and teachable moments; and we always work toward a greater good.
We recognize that a strong moral character is the foundation of the honor of our chosen profession. We strive to do the right thing – even when no one is watching – and to be honest in our words and deeds.
We recognize that we have intertwining roles and responsibilities within a complex healthcare system. Being clear about our intentions and our actions, we allow ourselves and others to perform optimally. We recognize that reporting safety errors allows the system to correct the errors and protect our patients.
We trust that our colleagues, faculty and healthcare teams recognize that we are "works in progress" and that we are here to learn. We trust that others will act constructively to help us improve ourselves as professionals. In turn, we will reciprocate these ideals to others on the health care team.
We take responsibility for our actions. We act within the scope of our training, we know our own limits, and we seek assistance when needed. We recognize safety errors, “near misses,” and unsafe conditions, and we report such incidents so that actions can be taken to prevent future safety situations.