Our Curriculum is an important document that defines the educational goals of our Residency Training Program and is intended to clarify the learning objectives for all inpatient and outpatient rotations. Our program requirements are based on the ACGME standards for categorical training in Internal Medicine.
This is a document that will change over time and is developed based on the following principles:
It is our hope that our residents will continually exhibit intellectual curiosity and that they will bring that style of practice to their patient care. This is best accomplished by being well trained in practice-based learning.
It is difficult to convey in a Curriculum our very high standard of professionalism and ethical conduct that we model and expect from all of our residents.
Graduate medical education by nature involves a great deal or self-directed learning. Our hope is that the Curriculum will serve as a helpful template to guide learning and clinical maturation throughout all years of training.
Our electronic evaluation system is intended to reflect on a timely basis fair evaluations of the residents' performance. MedHub also allows us to clearly track development in all of the 6 core competencies. Residents are expected to meet minimum standards in the 6 core competencies and are strongly encouraged to develop excellence in all of these.
Those 6 core competencies include:
LinkAges is a new program at Upstate Medical University's College of Medicine intended to improve geriatric care by advancing student-patient relationships.
A gift to the GERIATRIC PROGRAM FUND at the Upstate Medical University Foundation will help support this valuable program, which is dependent on grant funding.
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LinkAges brings together senior citizens and first-, second- and third-year medical students, giving students hands on, person-to-person experience in geriatric care years earlier than they previously received.
First-year students begin their geriatric experience by interacting with healthy older adults at a variety of senior center sites in the community. They take health histories, give flu shots and become more familiar with issues regarding an aging but generally healthy population.
Second-year students visit patients who live at home and are mobile but may be more frail than their peers who are out enjoying what senior centers have to offer.
The settings for third-year students are a senior housing facility and skilled nursing home, where they study and experience firsthand various geriatric syndromes and conditions which do not fall within the purview of traditional medical education.Such topics include: