Overall Goals & Achievement of ACGME Core Competencies by Level of Training

Overall Goals of the IM Residency Program:

  1. To provide residents with the requisite skills in the diagnosis and management of medical problems spanning the spectrum of internal medicine.
  2. To foster the development of essential intellectual and personal attributes which will facilitate growth and development throughout one’s career.
    1. Essential intellectual attributes include the ability and commitment to practice medicine based upon scientific evidence rather than personal anecdote, to critically assess and utilize the medical literature, and to a use rigorous intellectual approach to differential diagnosis and patient management.
    2. Essential personal attributes include integrity, compassion, a commitment to continuous self-directed learning, the ability to work in teams, and the recognition that the artful practice of medicine consists of the humane and empathetic application of scientific knowledge.
  3. To develop the skills, knowledge, and social accountability necessary to recognize the impact of social determinants on health, to mitigate health disparities, to care for patients from vulnerable populations, and to recognize the impact of public policy on health.
  4. To develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to prioritize, support, and promote quality improvement, and to deliver high-value patient care that incorporates patient safety principles.
  5. To develop the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in successful scholarly activity during residency training. Residents will develop the ability to:
    1. Assess, critique, and synthesize the medical literature and apply it to patient care;
    2. Refine clinical questions, test hypotheses, properly design studies, and analyze and interpret data;
    3. Share this information with colleagues and other professionals both orally and in writing.
  6. To facilitate and foster the personal career development of each resident.
  7. To encourage residents to maintain lifelong personal habits and self-care that will help them to maintain the optimal personal wellness necessary to provide optimal patient care.
  8. To develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to achieve competency in the six areas of Core Competency as defined by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).