The Mount Carmel Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a comprehensive program that thoroughly prepares residents for active participation in all aspects of medical practice. Residents are encouraged to develop personal and professional responsibility and autonomy, while being guided to success by caring, experienced faculty. What follows are specific highlights of our program:
We are excited to introduce our new outpatient facility at MetroWest. Newly renovated, it boasts an expanded number of rooms for patient care, a spacious conference room, and a new electronic health record. Designed on a patient-centered medical home model, our practice allows our residents to follow their own panel of patients for their three years here. They will be supported by an experienced team of medical assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. They will care for a broad spectrum of patients and will gain experience in chronic disease management, preventive care, and office procedures.
The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
A collaborative effort between Mount Carmel Medical Education, Mount Carmel Medical Staff, and the Mount Carmel College of Nursing, the newly opened clinical skills center offers opportunities for residents to hone their skills in a simulated environment. Four high fidelity simulation bays, examination rooms, a simulated home environment, multimedia classroom, debriefing center, and videoconferencing capabilities are available for resident training in a variety of clinical scenarios.
Quality and Safety Curriculum
Through its affiliation with the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, Mt Carmel has been at the forefront of a national initiative to integrate quality and safety into graduate medical education. During the 2012-2013 academic year, we are implementing an innovative quality and safety curriculum. This is a multi-disciplinary endeavor, which begins with residents in their intern year with a 3-month research curriculum, followed by a 3-month quality and safety curriculum. Over the last half of the intern year, teams of residents will develop quality and safety projects which will be implemented during their PGY-2 year. After implementation and data-gathering are complete, the residents will present their project outcomes at local and regional venues during the PGY-3 year.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement.