At this level of professional development most learning is self-directed. It is advised that residents read daily and teach daily the things that they are learning. A spirit of intellectual curiosity and scientific inquiry is desirable. Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical sciences, clinical care topics and the social sciences.
PGY-1 Medical Knowledge Objectives
PGY-1 residents will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of common medical conditions and procedures.
- Demonstrate satisfactory management of common conditions with minimal supervision by completion of PGY-1 year.
- Score 40% or above on the In-Service Training exam. If the resulting score is below 40% a specific learning strategy will be agreed upon between the resident and the Educational Program Office.
- Attend a minimum of 50% of noon conferences and Grand Rounds.
- Demonstrate competence in interpreting diagnostic EKG's, pulmonary function testing, common radiologic studies, lab medicine, including hematologic, infectious, chemical and microscopic diagnostic studies.
- Pass the USMLE Step 3 as criteria for promotion to PGY-3 year.
- Present a 20-minute lecture at Noon Conference on an assigned clinical topic.
- Attend Learning To TALK sessions.
PGY-2 Medical Knowledge Objectives
In addition to the above noted objectives, PGY-2 residents will:
- Demonstrate improved knowledge and analytical thinking in complex patients.
- Demonstrate understanding of psychosocial issues, statistical analysis and their application to patient care.
- Show evidence of continued reading and improvement in medical knowledge.
- Present a 20-minute Quality Review at Power Rounds.
Medical Knowledge Objectives For PGY-3 Residents
In addition to the above noted objectives, PGY-3 residents will:
- Exhibit knowledge and competency of effective teaching methods.
- Present a 20-minute lecture on a topic of his/her choosing at Power Rounds.