- To train and prepare interns/residents for primary care.
- To apply the principles of the Osteopathic concept and to demonstrate their approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients.
- To participate in the care of the patient from admission to discharge.
- Under supervision of the attending physician, interns/residents are given increasing responsibility, commensurate with their demonstrated ability, to aid them in acquiring confidence in their clinical judgment.
- To encourage research and work to develop unique educational opportunities for residents with special interest in fields of community medicine or osteopathic manipulation.
- To heal with compassion and to perform with distinction.
- To provide a broad range of cognitive and procedural skills for the intern and resident physicians.
- To develop physicians who will further the integrity of the Osteopathic profession, and be qualified to become future teachers of the profession.
- To provide advanced post-doctoral study and training in Osteopathic Family Practice so that interns/residents become competent and confident in the practice of ambulatory and hospital family practice. Each resident’s program will be individually planned.
- To develop community-oriented primary care family physicians capable of practicing family medicine, with a full complement of diagnostic and procedural skills necessary to treat patients effectively in an evolving managed care environment. Both the family practice physicians and various sub-specialists teach procedural skills necessary for today’s family practitioner in this setting.
- To maintain the current concept where in at least 95% of our training experiences are created 1:1, one student per trainer or, one intern per trainer or, one resident per trainer
- Emphasis is always on education and not on "getting the work done"