Residency Program

Educational Resources for Traditional Year

The traditional Year 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. Residents will have electronic access to online journals, Up-to-Date, and the CUSOM Medical Library.  Access to core textbooks such as Cecil’s.
  2. Evolving current information from the peer-reviewed 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.
  3. The basic and clinical sciences are addressed through the weekly resident teaching conferences, grand rounds, clinical and education conferences, morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences, and attending rounds, as well as skills labs, simulation center exercises, and research conference.
  4. The Graduate Medical Education Department provides additional faculty development activities for residents and faculty concerning duty hours and fatigue.
  5. Rotations are crafted for residents and are given graduated responsibilities as they progress. Competency-based milestones for every rotation are found on the CFVMC website.
  6. Simulation Lab:  The simulation lab at CUSOM will be available to all residents.  Simulations available to residents include: SimMan®3G, SimMan® Essential, SimJunior®, SimBaby™, SimNew®, Human Patient Simulator (HPS®), Noelle® Birthing Simulator, Newborn Hal®, and the Harvey® - The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator.  Cape Fear Valley Medical Center will also have a simulation lab on site.  This will consist of The SimMan3, SimChild 3, and Noelle® s550 birthing simulator.