Special Class-wide and Residency-wide Educational Events
The BCRP features an intensive orientation process with the specific intention of better preparing interns for the first day of internship. Besides the traditional information sessions, we deliver simulation exercises to enhance the function of interns in their inpatient rotations, and provide modules and clear guidelines about written documentation, oral presentations, procedures, the I-PASS handoff curriculum, and on-call expectations. We also orient new interns to the information systems and have them gain competence in writing orders, viewing medical information, laboratory results, and images, and in navigating the electronic health record systems.
There are two residency-wide retreats held in the fall and late winter in which we address a variety of topics that are part of the basic culture or values of the residency program. In the past, we addressed themes such as teaching, leadership, feedback, work-life balance, patient-centered care, communication skills, the I-PASS handoff curriculum, and skills training. It is an opportunity for all residents to spend a day together to reflect on the topics and have a welcome break from the day-to-day grind of residency.Residents have provided the program with enormous feedback during these retreats which drives curricular innovation, renovation and, at times, transformational change for the BCRP.
Rising Class Orientations
In the late spring, we host class-wide orientation for Rising Juniors and Rising Seniors, in which we focus on new aspects of the curriculum, leadership skills, and personal and professional development.
More pictures of the Intern Retreat, the Fall Retreat and Orientation.