Fellows must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.
- Fellows will learn to use information technology, literature sources, and other available resources to learn to practice evidence-based medicine that is guided by sound medical principles consistent with the standard of care and approved practice guidelines.
- Fellows will learn to individualize patient management based on the available resources and the circumstances particular to the patient.
- Fellows must be able to analyze their clinic and rotation experiences and discuss methods for improvement as it relates to patient care, fellow education, and junior house staff education.
- Fellows must be able to recognize their own limitations in knowledge base and clinical skills and be receptive to life-long learning.
- Fellows will periodically meet as a group with the program director to discuss identified problems and potential solutions.
- Fellows must be able to use the medical literature to update their practice methods and improve patient care.
- Fellows must be able to critically evaluate the medical literature.
- Fellows approach to and use of the medical literature will be assessed by the supervising staff physician on a given rotation.
- The ability of the fellow to critically evaluate the literature will be assessed during the fellow’s yearly presentation at journal club.