Transitional Year Program
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- Specialty: Transitional Year
- Program Name: Emory University Program
- NRMP# 1113999P0
- ACGME Program I.D. #9991200026
- Program Code: 999-12-00-026
Emory University, School of Medicine
Faculty Office Building (FOB)
4th Floor Office # 480A
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
- Rotations for those entering an anesthesia residency
- Rotations for those entering an radiology residency
- Rotations for those entering an Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Neurology, or PM&R residency
The residents, using an electronic evaluation system, complete rotation and teaching evaluations monthly. Evaluations of the resident's performance are completed monthly by the staff on each rotation, are reviewed in an on-going basis by the program director and semi-annually with the resident and the program director/co-director.
The overall objective of the Transitional Year Residency Program at Emory University School of Medicine is to produce well-rounded residents who have a balanced experience in a variety of clinical settings prior to entering advanced residency programs. This education includes monthly rotations in inpatient medicine, intensive care units, emergency medicine, ambulatory medicine, and electives in a wide variety of specialties and subspecialties. This schedule is organized according to a curriculum that is primarily driven by educational need and not by departmental service needs. The curriculum includes regular teaching conferences during Fundamental Clinical Skills (FCS) months, multiple weekly interdepartmental subspecialty conferences, a monthly Transitional Year Core Conference, and a core curriculum of general internal medicine topics during the inpatient medicine months.
During his or her training, each resident will learn how to evaluate and manage patients with common general medical conditions, gather an accurate and orderly medical history, learn how to perform a detailed and comprehensive medical examination, and integrate this information for optimal medical decision-making. This occurs in a sufficiently supervised setting with gradually increasing clinical responsibility over time.
Residents will provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective. Residents will counsel patients in an effective and informed manner. All will incorporate a broad range of medical knowledge into the evaluation of patients and demonstrate an understanding of appropriate therapy based upon the clinical setting and evidence-based data.
During training residents will demonstrate professional behavior at all times, adhering to ethical principles and demonstrating sensitivity toward all persons they encounter. Residents will be cognizant and respectful of patient confidentiality.
The transitional year residents will learn to critically evaluate the scientific literature, apply it to daily practice and develop good habits of life-long learning. House staff will play an active role in teaching of medical students, peers, and other members of the health care team. They will demonstrate an understanding of the overall healthcare system, including hospital administration, payer reimbursement, and medical-legal issues.
By completion of the Transitional Year Program the physician should be able to demonstrate:
- Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
- Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care;
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals
- Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
- Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value