Residency Program

Educational Resources for Internal Medicine Residency

The Internal Medicine Residency Program will supply residents with educational resources to aid in the resident’s learning environment. Residents will have access to basic texts and web-based exercises; current peer-reviewed literature that assists with evidence-based practice; knowledge and skills acquisition through didactic lectures, simulation training, and conferences; supervised rotations involving educationally-sound clinical and cognitive experiences in the in- and out-patient setting; and, will provide an  opportunity for basic, translational, clinical, educational, or other research. In addition, the following resources will be made available:

  1. All residents are encouraged to apply for the American College of Physicians (ACP) which is accomplished during orientation. Applications are also on line at the ACP website. Benefits include access to internal medicine journals as well as other tools and educational resources.
  2. Residents will have electronic access to online journals, Up-to-Date, and the CUSOM Medical Library.  Access to core textbooks such as Harrison’s and Cecil’s.
  3. Evolving current information from the peer-reviewed internal medicine literature and information derived from presentations at national meetings are shared and discussed regularly at conferences. Articles are provided via electronic links to the CUSOM Medical Library and as copies for journal club and other activities.
  4. The basic and clinical sciences fundamental to internal medicine are addressed through the weekly resident teaching conferences, grand rounds, clinical and education conferences, and attending rounds, as well as skills labs, simulation center exercises, and the twice-monthly research conference.
  5. The Graduate Medical Education Department provides additional faculty development activities for residents and faculty concerning duty hours and fatigue.
  6. Internal medicines rotations are crafted for each year and residents are given graduated responsibilities with supervision as they progress. Competency-based milestones for every rotation for each of the three-years of training are found on the CFVMC website.
  7. Simulation Lab:  The simulation lab at CUSOM will be available to all residents.  Simulations available to residents include: SimMan®3G, SimMan® Essential, SimJunior®, Human Patient Simulator (HPS®), and the Harvey® - The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.  Cape Fear Valley Medical Center will also have a simulation lab on site.