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Teaching Methods

In our Inpatient Medicine Ward rotations, medical residents benefit from both direct and indirect supervision, receiving patient care guidance and mentorship from our dedicated Internal Medicine faculty. At the beginning of each rotation, specific goals and objectives are outlined for each resident. Feedback is provided regularly and culminates in a comprehensive review at the end of the rotation.

The Inpatient Medicine teaching service systematically reviews performance metrics, including length of stay, readmission rates, patient experience survey reports and core measures. These data, crucial for continuous improvement, are utilized by our inter-professional team to enhance patient care.

Residents play a pivotal role in developing improvement strategies based on the data. The didactic component of our program includes case discussions, daily Attending Rounds with supervising faculty, Morning Reports, and the Core Curriculum Lecture Series. Additionally, medical residents participate in all relevant conferences as outlined in our Schedule of Conferences and Didactics, as well as Grand Rounds.


Evaluation of residents in the Inpatient Medicine services is a comprehensive process, conducted by supervising Internal Medicine faculty. This process includes feedback from the entire inter-professional patient care team, with whom residents collaborate as both team members and leaders. The team comprises fellow residents, case managers, nurses, therapists, social workers and pharmacists. Residents also receive evaluations from medical students under their tutelage. In addition, patient feedback is sought and incorporated into these evaluations.

At the end of each rotation, formal evaluations are conducted, assessing performances in conferences and transitions of care. Residents have full access to these evaluations and are provided opportunities to discuss their strengths and areas for improvement with the supervising faculty. For confidentiality, evaluations can be submitted anonymously.

Evaluation methods encompass direct observation, chart review, conference participation, resident evaluation forms, multisource evaluations, DeckerMed-assigned modules, in-training exams and procedure log reviews.

Educational Goals

Our Graduate Medical Education program aims to equip residents with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Conduct initial evaluations, diagnoses, management and follow-up of acutely ill, general medical inpatients

  • Serve as valued consultants in medical problem management

  • Gain scientific, socioeconomic and behavioral insights necessary for complex medical conditions

  • Develop as effective team members and leaders in inter-professional care

  • Address patient safety goals, medical management errors and ethical dilemmas

  • Provide high-quality, cost-effective care, applying improvement processes

  • Transition patient care effectively within and outside the hospital setting

  • Utilize information systems for medical knowledge access and dissemination

  • Reflect upon and improve practice performance through continual learning

  • Communicate effectively with diverse patient populations and healthcare professionals

  • Understand and apply various therapeutic options, considering patient-specific preferences in care plans

Education Resources

Residents have access to a range of educational resources:

  • Annals of Internal Medicine

  • Archives of Internal Medicine (JAMA® Network)

  • DeckerMed Online Resources

  • Journal of the American Medical Association

  • Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge+

Join us at North Oaks and be a part of shaping Louisiana's medical future!

Our Graduate Medical Education program offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn, grow, and make a significant impact in the community. Whether you're considering a residency, seeking to advance your medical education, or exploring a move to Louisiana, North Oaks is the perfect starting point.

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To learn more about our GME program and the application process, please contact us at (985) 230-6770, or email us for more information.

Residents can apply through ERAS by clicking here.

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