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PROGRAM FACTS

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OVERVIEW

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Congratulations, not only have you chosen the most exciting field in medicine to pursue but you have also chosen one of the most exciting internal medicine residency programs to review.

Our Program is dynamic and our faculty and residents are committed to its success. The learning environment is nurturing, not intimidating. The expectations are challenging, not unrealistic. We pride ourselves on the successes we have achieved clinically, educationally and academically. Our residency is one of 19 elite internal medicine residency programs chosen to participate in the ACGME Educational Innovation Project (EIP), with the goal being to assess whether improvement in educational outcomes leads to improvement in-patient care outcomes.

We have the resources, faculty and support to prepare you for whatever career you choose. The quality of our faculty and research productivity has allowed us to sponsor outstanding fellowships in the fields of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Geriatrics. Whether your future career interest is Subspecialty training, Hospitalist Medicine or Primary Care, our national recognition will ensure your competitiveness.

These are but a few of the highlights of the Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. If you are as enthusiastic after your review as our residents and faculty, then we very much look forward to hearing from you!

Richard J. Battiola, MD F.A.C.P.
Program Director

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The Mission

The mission of the Aurora Health Care Internal Medicine Residency Program is to promote a patient-centered outcome-based approach to healthcare. Learning, scholarly activity and quality care are integrated within an educational framework, which serves as the foundation for any career in internal medicine.

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The Vision

1. Patient Centered Care

Planetree is Aurora Health Care's chosen model and philosophy for providing patient-centered care. Every employee, volunteer, resident and medical staff member is valued as a caregiver, one who directly and indirectly provides care, and one whose compassion, ideas and skills transform places of work into places of healing.

2. Quality Improvement

The Program strongly believes that the Competencies of Practice-Based Learning and Systems-Based Practice are learned best and appreciated more by having residents actively involved with performance improvement initiatives.

The Program is designed to make sure there is ample opportunity to participate in projects that have a direct impact on the quality of patient care. Aurora Sinai and Aurora St. Luke's are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country in patient care quality initiatives. We take pride in the fact that our residency program plays a key role with many of these quality improvement initiatives. All residents are involved with hospital and/or clinic committees that focus on improving inpatient and outpatient clinical outcomes as well as improving the systems of care.

3. Community Involvement

The Program considers social responsibility to be an important attribute of its trainees. Towards this end, the program coordinates efforts with Aurora Health Care, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Community Leaders to involve its trainees in efforts aimed at improving the well being of the area population.

4. Life-Long Learning

The ongoing education of the program's graduates is essential for continuing quality care. Key to this is instilling a high level of motivation towards self-directed learning.