Graduate Medical Education


Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures

Responsibilities of Resident

A. Primary Resident Responsibilities

Residents are expected to consistently demonstrate competent, compassionate patient care, and to work effectively as a member of the University of Illinois Residency team. This implies professional demeanor and conduct both in direct patient care and in communication with family members and other health care professionals and support staff. In addition, residents are expected to:

The program has defined six competencies. Residents must demonstrate competency defined by the programs at each yearly level of training as a requirement for promotion and advancement.

The six competency domains are:

1) Patient care:

Residents must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

2) Medical knowledge:

Residents must demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.

3) Practice-based learning and improvement:

Residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.

4) Interpersonal and communication skills:

Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.

5) Professionalism:

Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.

6) Systems-based practice:

Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

B. Discipline-specific Education

The program director is responsible for the organization and implementation of a competency-based curriculum with discipline-specific learning objectives and performance criteria. The resident is expected to demonstrate active learning:

C. Other Educational Requirements

Residents are also expected to teach and mentor junior residents and medical students. Collaborative learning is an important part of graduate medical education, and residents' involvement with the education of other members of the health care team is essential.

All residents must provide data on their educational experience to their Program. The provision of regular feedback about faculty, program, and overall educational experiences via confidential written or electronic evaluations is required for continuous evaluation and improvement of each residency program.

Approved by GMEC: 10/25/2013, 5/26/2017