Core Competencies

Goals and Objectives: To help the fellow become well rounded in patient care, use of resources and clinical practice issues. Issues are discussed at hospital-wide orientation and on-line lessons will be given concerning:

  • Principals of Professionalism
  • Cultural diversity
  • Compliance
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Managing Stress
  • Safety and Infection Control
  • HIPAA Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Mandatory Reporter

Format and Frequency: This is a self-study module on-line that should be completed at the beginning of fellowship. Once a month the Internal Medicine Department holds a Common Curriculum lecture which can include:

  • Medical genetics
  • Ethics and end of life decisions
  • Patient safety and risk assessmenthysician impairment and recovery
  • Clinical ethics

Specific knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes required for Core Competencies are listed below:

Medical knowledge

Patient care

Practice based learning and improvement

Systems based practice

Professionalism

Interpersonal and Communication skills  

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