the Program

PROGRAM FACTS

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PRINCIPLES

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Our mission is to provide superior broad-based clinical training to prepare our residents for a variety of medical fields. Although our Transitional Year residents enter into specialties including Diagnostic Radiology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology and others, they share many common educational needs. By focusing on these common needs, we prepare them for successful and rewarding careers as physicians, regardless of their specialties.

However, Transitional Year residents are also individuals with different specialty choices and unique educational and career goals. To meet these goals, we provide a large degree of curricular flexibility and individual choice.

We consider and treat our residents as colleagues. We respect their opinions, recognize their need for support and autonomy, and appreciate their hard work and efforts. We also realize that, like us, they have lives beyond the confines of the hospital. Over the years we have seen our residents become our associates. We realize that, from the first day in the hospital, we enter into a partnership of mutual teaching, learning and patient care.

Our residents are here to receive an education, not provide a service. The hospital, medical staff and patients all benefit from our housestaff, and our residents assume a high degree of responsibility in meaningful patient care. But patient care services, especially those easily assumed by ancillary personnel, are not dependent on resident coverage. This allows our residents to be involved in patient care and other educational activities that enhance, not comprise, their training.