Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Objectives
Residents are expected to be intellectually curious. They should use patient care experiences, reading and evidence-based medicine as a foundation for practice improvement and lifelong learning. Residents should understand the limits of their knowledge and experience and ask for help when needed. Self-improvement comes from regular assessments of all competencies and receiving balanced and honest feedback.
PGY-1 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Objectives
PGY-1 residents will:
- Show motivation to learn.
- Use medical literature to support decision-making.
- Begin skills of: a. Asking relevant and accurate clinical questions. b. Understanding the difference between background and foreground information. c. Efficiently using technology to access the medical literature.
- Participate in best-case practice project each year. The goal is to assess the quality of patient care and to effect continuous quality improvement in the outpatient clinics.
- Perform periodic chart audits to review quality of documentation in patient care and outcomes.
- Participate in videotaped encounters as communicator and educator (for the purpose of continuous quality improvement as a teacher and with patient communications. This is done each year to track improvement).
- Participate in Learning to TALK standardized patient cases.
- Participate in EMSTAT simulation training for procedures.
PGY-2 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Objectives
In addition to the above noted objectives PGY-2 residents will:
- Demonstrate an understanding and use of an evidenced-based medicine approach in providing patient care.
- Teach colleagues and students how to research relevant literature.
- Participate in “PICO” projects monthly while on ward rotations.
- Display self-initiative to stay current with new medical knowledge.
- Use consult time to practice integrating evidenced-based medicine with expert opinion and professional judgment.
PGY-3 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Objectives
In addition to the above noted objectives PGY-3 residents will:
- Apply knowledge of study design and statistics to relevant literature.
- Present a thoroughly researched didactic presentation that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of a clinical topic of their choosing.
- Show mastery of the use of technology and its applications to patient care, acquisition of medical knowledge and educational presentations.