Mankato Non-Clinical Training

An equally important focus is to promote life-long learning and empower residents with the skills to balance personal and professional responsibilities for a rewarding career in family medicine.

The following are non-clinical, longitudinal training that residents receive:

  • Ethics and cultural competence
    Discussing ethical principles related to patient care is an important aspect of each clinical rotation. Residents also participate in noon seminars related to ethics bimonthly.
  • Evidence-based medicine
    Residents learn to adequately use information technology to find and use the best evidence from scientific studies to improve patient care and knowledge. Residents will participate in Journal Club on a monthly basis.
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
    Residents learn how to establish effective therapeutic relationships with patients, families, and colleagues by using listening, narrative, and non-verbal skills. Residents also learn how to adequately educate patients, families, colleagues, and learners.
  • Resident wellness and professionalism
    Monthly peer group meetings allow residents to provide support, guidance, and nurturing to one another throughout residency. Guidance from peers and faculty is provided. Seminars related to resident emotional and physical well-being, communication, and professionalism are scheduled monthly.
  • Scholarly activity and practice-based learning and improvement
    Residents learn to develop the skills necessary to evaluate scientific literature that's important to practicing evidence-based medicine in a primary care setting.