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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Internal Medicine Residency Program 


Innovative Curriculum

 

Evidence-Based Medicine

The principles of evidence-based medicine are integral to the program's curriculum. The broad goal is to improve patient care by moving residents from an experience-based form of clinical practice to one informed by the systematic application of medical knowledge. The concepts of evidence-based medicine are peppered throughout the curriculum and reinforced in various didactic exercises as well as in clinics and on the wards. Although our program is devoted to educating our residents on the importance and implementation of these concepts, we also recognize the importance of training physicians to recognize patients as individuals who may have special circumstances in which a physician's medical judgment should override the systematic application of the principles of evidence-based medicine.