Fitness for Duty

The program director and institution must ensure a culture of professionalism that supports patient safety and personal responsibility. Residents and faculty members must demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of their personal role in the assurance of the safety and welfare of patients entrusted to their care; provision of patient- and family-centered care; assurance of their fitness for duty; management of their time before, during, and after clinical assignments; recognition of impairment, including illness and fatigue, in themselves and in their peers; attention to lifelong learning; the monitoring of their patient care performance improvement indicators; and, honest and accurate reporting of duty hours, patient outcomes, and clinical experience data.

For futher details on the Department of Medicine's Fitness for Duty Policy, please refer to the link below:

Message from
the Program Director

Dr. Knohl
Dr. Stephen J. Knohl,
Program Director

Welcome to SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.

By way of introduction,
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