Teaching and Leadership skills are critical to the success of residents and board certified internists. While role models can help residents identify the skills that they aspire to learn, the best teachers marry this observation of role models with formal training in teaching and leadership skills. The OSUMC Internal Medicine Residency provides many opportunities for residents to acquire and hone their skills in teaching and leadership.
Participate in a one day workshop on transitioning from internship to residency. This workshop involves:
Have access to monthly Fellow Clinician Educators Sessions. Recent topics have included:
The College of Medicine supports educational research and scholarship, as well as serves as a valuable resource for those interested in these educational endeavors. There are a variety of seminars and workshops that can help residents interested in medical education hone their skills. The Office of Evaluation, Curriculum Research and Development (OECRD) also brings nationally recognized educational leaders to OSU to lead some of these sessions. Check out OECRD's website to see more resources that are available.
Medical Education Elective: Residents choosing a medical education elective are exposed to the variety of educational tasks that a typical clinician educator would encounter in their professional career. Under the guidance of the department’s expert clinician educators, the residents can:
OSUMC IM Residents are active participants in many departmental, hospital and college committees. Through participation in these committees and task forces, residents gain insight into the impact physicians have in shaping their community and work place. All Residents participate in an Educational Innovations Project Design Group, focusing on the outpatient arena, inpatient wards or critical care units.
A sampling of other committees with active resident involvement includes:
Honor and Professionalism Committee: Reviews issues that arise involving professional conduct. Residents nominate committee members from among their peers who then review cases with the assistance of a faculty mentor. The committee provides the program leadership with recommendations on dealing with lapses in professionalism.
Housestaff Education Committee: Reviews program evaluations and decides on future goals and initiatives of the residency program; identifies opportunities for improvement through discussion and survey techniques.
Departmental Risk Management Committee: Reviews opportunities to minimize physician exposure to legal actions; optimizes care strategies to minimize legal risk.
Program Evaluation Committee: Help in monitoring effectiveness of all aspects of the training program.
Residency Quality Forum: Collaboration with Chief Quality and Safety Officer across all medical center residencies
Residents Advisory Committee (RAC): This group is composed of resident representatives from all programs. It focuses on issues of interest to the residents, including call rooms, on call food, various institutional policies and procedures.
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee: This committee makes decisions regarding the hospital formulary
Code Blue Committee: This committee reviews every code blue outcome and looks for opportunities for improved care of critically ill patients.