UMN Medical Center Program Goals and Objectives

I. Be a respected leader in medical education community by applying innovative strategies in training future family physicians.

I. Be a respected leader in medical education community by applying innovative strategies in training future family physicians.

Objectives

  1. Maintain a family medicine center that serves as the core teaching site and models team-based, comprehensive full spectrum family medicine.
  2. Further develop and refine longitudinal curriculum for sports medicine, research, gynecology procedures, and academic medicine.
  3. Maintain a respected inpatient teaching service that prepares residents for the scope of hospital practice within family medicine.
  4. Recruit and retain faculty with diverse areas of expertise to enhance and support a rich and comprehensive curriculum.
  5. Incorporate personal development opportunities within the overall curriculum to prepare residents for their future lives as family physicians.
  6. Integrate continuous quality improvement strategies into all aspects of patient care and resident education.

II. Enhance patient care and resident education through the incorporation of technology and evidence-based medicine

II. Enhance patient care and resident education through the incorporation of technology and evidence-based medicine

Objectives

  1. Develop and maintain a curriculum that is distributed electronically, which provides residents’ access to goals, objectives, and resources for all residency experiences.
  2. Ensure that all residents acquire and apply skills in evidence-based analysis of medical literature into their daily practice.
  3. Employ an Electronic Medical Record to enhance patient care and improve provider efficiency.
  4. Educate residents in the value of computer and database searches to assist in patient care and learning.

III. Consistently deliver quality patient care that is patient-centered, personal, and comprehensive

III. Consistently deliver quality patient care that is patient-centered, personal, and comprehensive

Objectives

  1. Maintain continuity practices for residents that encompass the full spectrum of family medicine.
  2. Continue to embrace the care of inner city underserved and immigrant populations.
  3. Offer inpatient care that meets or exceeds the standards of our health care system.
  4. Incorporate quality assurance activities to meet and exceed the standards of care rendered in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  5. Utilize consultants and community resources in a manner that optimizes patient care.

IV. Ensure that core competencies are cornerstones of teaching strategies.

IV. Ensure that core competencies are cornerstones of teaching strategies.

Objectives

  1. Integrate core competencies into the curriculum and evaluation of resident experiences.
  2. Develop educational experiences that teach specific competency skills.
  3. Continue to teach chronic care competencies in the ambulatory curriculum.
  4. Create and implement promotional criteria, including measures to assess supervision skills.
  5. Develop objective measures of procedure competency for evaluation of residents.

V. Encourage high quality scholarship and faculty development.

V. Encourage high quality scholarship and faculty development.

Objectives

  1. Assist faculty in remaining on the cutting edge of their area of expertise.
  2. Provide faculty development programs as needed to enhance scholarship.
  3. Encourage and support faculty involvement in local, statewide, and national educational forums that encourage publication, presentation, and academic research commensurate with maintaining excellence among individual faculty members.

VI. Encourage involvement and service leadership within the community

VI. Encourage involvement and service leadership within the community

Objectives

  1. Encourage faculty membership and participation in professional societies and the Twin Cities community.
  2. Encourage volunteer service opportunities for faculty, residents, and staff.
  3. Participate in the provision of continuing medical education services to local and national medical communities.
  4. Encourage participation in local organizations that benefit the community as a whole.
  5. Demonstrate respect for all people regardless of culture and socioeconomic background.