The Specialty and Sub-specialty Experience during the Ambulatory Block
Learn to use the FCIM Curricular Report as a guide to self directed learning!
The Federated Council of Internal Medicine Report (FCIM) is a comprehensive outline of curricular topics, goals and objectives, in the training of internal medicine residents. "The task force set out to articulate the competencies that a physician should attain- the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they should possess, and the experiences they should have- before they can be called internists."
It is strongly recommended that each resident take time to read and review the full contents of this curriculum throughout their training career. Given the much experiential nature of medical training, it is a helpful guide to help identify any gaps in individual topic exposures. For example, one could review the Otolaryngology Section, during the days before being assigned to the ENT clinics. This will help identify one’s knowledge gaps in otolaryngology, and allow residents to individualize their own goals and objectives for the clinical experience of working alongside the specialist the next day. Residents may develop a specific list of questions to bring to clinic the next day. The FCIM guide is very helpful for creating a personalized course for self directed learning on various topics.
(please see the Resident Curricular Guide for more information on the FCIM Guide)
Click on the organ-specific competencies below, to help construct your own personalized sub-specialty/specialty experiences:
Addiction Medicine-Hazelden Physician Training Program
Adolescent Medicine-Adolescent lecture/GYN clinic
Allergy and Immunology - Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Cardiology - Cardiology and Heart Failure Clinics
Dermatology - Dermatology Clinic/Rounds
Endocrinology - Endocrine/NBDM training/Thyroid/Lipid/Osteoporosis Clinics
Gastroenterology and Hepatology - GI/Liver/Liver Transplant/colonoscopy Clinics
Hematology - Hematology Clinic
Nephrology - GU/Renal and Renal Transplant Clinic
Neurology - Neurology Clinic, Memory Clinic
Oncology - Oncology Clinics
Ophthalmology- Ophthalmology Clinic
Otolaryngology Clinic- ENT Clinic
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Rehab clinic/Neurology/PT Clinic/Orthopedic Clinic
Pulmonary -Chest Clinic, Sleep Clinic, Sleep Lab
Rheumatology- Arthritis, rheumatology Clinics
Women's Health- GYN/Breast/ Osteoporosis Clinics