The PGY I house officers will refine their basic clinical skills and begin to develop complete differential diagnoses and treatment plans. They will learn how to apply evidenced based and cost effective strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. They will learn how to function effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will begin to understand the context and system in which health care is delivered, and begin to learn how to access and utilize resources.
In addition to further refining the goals and objectives stated above for the PGY 1 year, residents will begin to take on increasing responsibilities for patient care, leadership, teaching and administration of the ward team. Residents will further expand their medical knowledge base and patient care skills. Residents will also begin to finesse the skills necessary for assessment of severity illness, triaging and facilitation of care in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. In this year, residents will continue to develop their individualized course for life long learning. Junior residents will continue to develop their individual course for life long learning. Junior residents will also use this year to identify goals and career tracks. Active participation in scholarly activities is part of the expectation of this year.
PGY-3 resident will further refine their patient care, supervisory, and teaching skills. They will continue to expand their medical knowledge base, as they apply evidence based and cost-conscious strategies in patient care. Under the supervision of teaching attending staff, residents will develop progressive independence in their various responsibilities. As the most senior house staff members, residents will recognize the important part they play as role models, counselors, and teachers to the more junior members of the teams. The senior residents will also serve as consultant to other services in the hospital.