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Mission & Aims

Mission Statement:
We are committed to training residents in Internal Medicine which is the discipline encompassing the study and practice of patient-centered care from adolescence to old age, during health and all stages of illnesses. In harmony with our mission statement, we have placed renewed emphasis on clinical competency and its assessment which has evolved from public interest in the safety, efficacy and accountability of healthcare. As such we emphasize scientific knowledge, the scientific method of problem solving, evidence-based decision-making, a commitment to lifelong learning, and an attitude of caring derived from humanistic and professional values.

Program Aims:
Our broad aim is to train residents for the autonomous practice of Internal Medicine as measured by the milestones. As such, residents participate in structured didactic activities and have protected time to participate in these activities. These include conferences, sim lab, Grand Rounds and regional and national conferences. We also foster an environment of professionalism and anticipate that they will be competent in compassion, integrity, and respect for others. A rotation in Patient Safety & Quality is a requirement where they are exposed to the literature and metrics of patient safety and quality patient care. We focus on an environment that promotes resident well-being as a means of improving the care of the patients we serve in our community while reducing resident burnout. Residents are taught patient care that is patient-centered and compassionate. Our goal is to provide trainees with the medical knowledge and skills needed to become proficient in the primary care of patients with a wide spectrum of diseases paying attention to health care disparities and the diverse population of patients in our community. We promote the value of team-based patient care and will accomplish this with resident participation in inter-professional-team-rounding. Rounds are based on a scholarly approach to patient care and residents are encouraged to ask meaningful questions, utilize the medical literature to create reasonable differential diagnoses and treatment plans. Depth of understanding the benefits and limits to medical literature is evaluated through attending questioning. Residents are also encouraged to use citations in the medical record to support their diagnoses and plans. Our goal is to encourage 100% participation in scholarship.


Jenny (Fitzpatrick) Hubbs, C-TAGME
Residency Administrator
Internal Medicine Residency Program

(937) 395-8997