Family Medicine Residency: Goals and Objectives

I. Excellence in Family Medicine Teaching

  1. Utilization of the Cone Health Family Medicine Center as a model outpatient teaching site with diverse areas of expertise to enhance specific curricular needs.
  2. An inpatient teaching service that prepares residents for the scope of hospital practice within Family Medicine.
  3. Quality training experiences in the core-disciplines of internal medicine,
    pediatrics, obstetrics, general surgery, psychology and the various medical subspecialty disciplines that encompass the broad training of family physicians.
  4. Incorporation of prevention and health promotion into all areas of patient care.
  5. Incorporation of personal development opportunities to prepare residents for their future lives as family physicians.

II. Integrate Technology and Evidence-Based Medicine into All Aspects of the Curriculum

  1. Online curriculum that provides goals, objectives and teaching resources for all residency experiences.
  2. Skill acquisition for all residents in evidence-based analysis of medical literature.
  3. Utilization of computer hardware and software, hand-held and desk-based, to enhance patient care and learning.
  4. Utilization of Electronic Medical Record to enhance patient care.
  5. Competency in computer and database searches to assist in patient care and learning.

III. Provide Quality Patient Care for Our Service Population

  1. Maintenance of continuity practices for residents that encompass the full spectrum of family medicine.
  2. Provision of care to special populations within the Cone Health Family Medicine Center.
  3. Provision of inpatient care that meets or exceeds the standards of our healthcare system.
  4. Completion of quality assurance activities to assess the standards of care rendered in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  5. Utilization of consultants and community resources in a manner that optimizes the care of patients.

IV. Ensure That Core Competencies Are Cornerstones of Teaching Strategies

  1. Integrate core competencies into evaluation of resident experiences.
  2. Develop educational programs to teach specific competency skills.
  3. Develop assessment tools to measure professional development.
  4. Develop objective measures of competency for evaluation of residents.

V. Encourage High Quality Scholarship and Faculty Development

  1. Assist faculty in remaining on the cutting edge of their area of expertise.
  2. Provide faculty development programs as needed to enhance scholarship.
  3. Involve faculty in local, statewide and national educational forums that
    encourage publication, presentation and academic research commensurate with maintaining excellence among individual faculty members.
  4. Establish international, national and regional faculty exchange experiences that enhance professional skills in the individual members and education within the Cone Health Family Medicine Center.

VI. Community Involvement / Community Service

  1. Integrate the faculty fully as members of professional societies and the Greensboro community.
  2. Participate in the provision of CME services to our local and AHEC communities.
  3. Provide support for health-oriented initiatives and media presentation.
  4. Work in conjunction with local organizations, for example, the Cone Health Foundation, to establish special projects that benefit the community as a whole.
  5. Provide better service to our community by being a model safety net provider. This includes showing respect for people of all cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.