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Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patience care;

Practice-based learning and improvement that involves the investigation and evaluation of care for their patients, the appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care;

Interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration 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 patients of diverse backgrounds;

Systems-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

For more information about the Competencies, see the ACGME website www.ACGME.org and look on the toolbar at the left for “Outcome Project”.

Duty Hours

Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the Brody School of Medicine take physician fatigue and patient safety very seriously. Programs and learners are expected to comply with Duty Hour guidelines as required by the institution, each program and the ACGME. The ACGME minimum requirements for duty hours may be found at www.acgme.org/acWebsite/dutyHours/dh_Lang703.pdf and additional information at www.acgme.org/acWebsite/dutyHours/dh_faqs.pdf. Our institution’s Duty Hour policies may be found in the policy section of our website.  Several programs have more restrictive guidelines.  Please check with your program leadership for your program’s policy.

Your program will be monitoring duty hour compliance as well as resident fatigue, and will present their findings to the GME Committee on a regular basis. In addition, the GME Office will intermittently monitor the hours of all residents and fellows. If you have a concern about the hours you or a co-resident work, please contact your program director or you may contact the GME Office at 847-4268.

Educational Resources

There are many resources available to support your education while you are at our institution.  A number of these can be accessed electronically, including Micromedex, Up To Date, and MD Consult, from the PMCH intranet homepage.  The university has a robust health sciences library that is in an adjacent building on the Health Sciences Campus.  Many additional electronic sources can be accessed through the library website.  

March 17, 2009

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