Internal Medicine Grand Rounds-16462-------10/8/2013, Stanton Gerber Hall
'Value Metrics and Their Impact on Internal Medicine Training', S. Calvin Thigpen, M.D., FACP
Dr. Thigpen reports there is NOT any relevant financial interest/arrangement of affiliation with one or more organizations which could be perceived as a real or apparent
COI in the context of this presentation. This Continuing Medical Education activity has not received support from any commercial source.
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Recognize the conflict between the growing number of non-traditional topics suggested for medical education and the growing body of knowledge in traditional areas          
Identify the regulatory, time, and financial pressures facing medical trainees and faculty          
Define value metrics and relative value as they apply to innovations in internal medicine training          
Appreciate the role organized medicine could play in ensuring the value of educational innovations          
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Which physician attributes (core competencies) did the speaker incorporate into their presentation? Please choose all which apply:
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A member of the faculty has just returned from a conference on alternative medicine and is starting an off-site integrative medicine clinic. He wants the residency program director to make
this a required month for all third year medicine residents. Which of the following would be part of determining the rotation's relative value?
A). Residents will lose an elective experience on either endocrinology consults or pulmonary consults--- B). Residents may be more likely to counsel patients on herbal medicines after graduation
C). Residents on the rotation are likely to miss educational conference on campus--- D). There are very few patients currently enrolled in the clinic--- E). All of the above
Correct answer is: E          
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