Hamilton Medical Center is excited about our planned opening of a community-based Internal Medicine program in 2020 that provides a diverse mix of patients, supervising physician teachers, and staff. Residents will receive instruction from both full-time Hamilton-employed physicians and community-based faculty members. All training occurs conveniently within the Hamilton Health Care System. We are proud of our initial accreditation status with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Our goal of career preparation and education focuses on producing the highest quality, patient-focused, general Internal Medicine residency graduates possible. We embrace the six core competencies and milestones as highlighted by the ACGME, and craft our education to ensure each resident has a maximal opportunity to master these topics. The medical field has constantly evolving expectations and requirements, and achieving this goal necessitates that we embrace change, identify and create opportunities for improvement, innovate to solve problems and promote advancement, and treat every resident as an individual with a voice in their educational process.
Our residency educational curriculum encompasses a wide variety of topics and formats that aim to provide our residents with a well-rounded experience. The program includes the Academic Half Day, which is a 4-5 hour block of curricular conferences each week. Also included in the plan is an Ambulatory and integrated interprofessional hospital-based curriculum. There is a comprehensive orientation planned to help prepare our newest trainees for the rigors of residency training, enhance their documentation skills, and let them experience true system-based practice within the healthcare system. Additional curriculum for leadership, Business of Medicine, research and scholarship as well as quality, safety and high-value care will help residents prepare for both practice and lifelong learning. Simulation Lab monthly topics are planned to include ultrasound training, and the bedside physical exam skill sessions integrate key physical exam skills as highlighted in the Stanford 25.
Our residents will have frequent opportunities to provide feedback and input into the program. This is accomplished through monthly administrative updates, regularly scheduled town hall meetings, and system committee membership as well as hospital and program leadership open-door policies.
We invite all medical students to learn more about our residency and hope you will consider our program for the next step in your professional education. Whether you aspire to a career in primary care, hospital medicine, or sub-specialization through fellowship training, this program plans to help meet your academic needs in a collegial, comfortable, learner-centered environment with a great work-life balance.