At Parkland, how we provide care for those in need is as important as the medicine itself. Parkland’s GME program subscribes to the six core competencies as described by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education:
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.
Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate sciences and the application of that knowledge to patient care.
Residents must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their patient care practices.
Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients’ families and professional associates.
Residents must clearly show a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Residents must demonstrate an awareness of responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.