The Hospital-Based pathway is designed to extend the medical knowledge base of students choosing one of many medical, surgical or procedural specialties, with a specific emphasis on internship readiness. However, it is also appropriate to students who are interested in gaining a deeper exposure to the variety of patient presentations seen in hospital or procedure based practices.
A student should choose the Hospital-Based Pathway if he/she has interest in:
- providing patient care, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedural expertise, as part of a larger health care.
- has career goals which are best served by educational experiences in both patient-care and procedural settings.
- pursuing a career in the following specialities: Anesthesia, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Radiation Oncology.
- pursuing a career in the following specialties: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, or Psychiatry. (These specialties fall under both the Hospital-Based Pathway and Medical Pathway.)
Competency Based Objectives
- Obtain and present an accurate patient database.
- Demonstrate the ability to make evidence–based decisions about age–appropriate health promotion, disease prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
- Demonstrate skills specific to the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions .
- Demonstrate analytic thinking about a specific patient and their problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiologic etiologies of a broad spectrum of disease states.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of chronic disease states.
- Describe the risks and benefits of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, as applicable to specific clinical situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize and intervene on human abuse and neglect.
- Demonstrate a commitment to improving healthcare outcomes.
- Employ recursive strategies of lifelong learning.
- Recognize areas for improvement and create strategies for doing so.
- Accept and give feedback that is constructive.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Create and sustain therapeutic relationships with patients and their families.
- Demonstrate the ability to educate patients at a level of understanding that is individualized.
- Communicate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate the ability to educate other members of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional virtues.
- Show an understanding of and adherence to ethical principles.
- Display sensitivity to contextual issues related to individual patients.
- Demonstrate the ability to complete accurate and timely medical records documentation.
System Based Practice
- Demonstrate an awareness of the interaction of the health care system with individual patients.
- Work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team, in a variety of clinical settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to transition care to other healthcare givers and health delivery systems.