Our program nurtures the development of critical thought in a manner that moves beyond the redundant acquisition and retention of information. We emphasize the understanding of disease from a pathophysiologic point of view. This facilitates the understanding of disease processes as entities with characteristics that are both solitary and universal in their origins and consequences.
Our program encourages the application of evidence based medicine to enhance critical thinking, to provide a forum for evaluation of current medical philosophy and practice, and to stimulate interest in the foundation of the art of medicine.
Our program provides a relaxed educational atmosphere, understanding that to promote the learning process there must be opportunity for humor, casual interactions, self-reflection, and constructive criticism. We are candid in our expectations of our residents, which are reasonable and receptive to personal circumstances and characteristics.
Our program is centered around education in a resident run hospital allowing for hands on experience. Under the guidance of experienced and respected faculty physicians, this provides housestaff a foundation in internal medicine and subspecialty care. In addition, the availability of a diverse range of general medicine and subspecialty focused procedures are a unique feature of a program free of fellows directing subspecialty services.