Our residents maintain the heartbeat of the hospital, from leading all codes to performing all assigned procedures. Residents are encouraged to practice autonomy at a graduated responsibility level. For instance, a PGY-1's role is to assume direct patient care. While, a PGY-2 or PGY-3's are allowed independent supervisory roles as managers and leaders of their team. Another unique aspect of our program is that we start your career counseling before you even arrive, and we will individualize your residency experience to help you get locked into the career pathway that you desire. Our intent is to make the ongoing study of medicine exciting, challenging, and enjoyable.
Luckily, our inpatient teams include multiple subspecialty services (cardiology, neurology, hematology/oncology, Nephrology) as well as general internal medicine, providing many contrasting patients. Not only do we see patients with the characteristic heart failure, MI, and COPD Exacerbation, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to care for oncologic patients receiving chemotherapy (some enrolled in research studies) and stem cell transplants. We also work directly with the cardiac center, which performs many heart catheterizations daily.
Ambulatory training is based at the Moye Medical Clinic with over 52,000 outpatient visits each year. Overall, ECU Physicians has approximately 120,000 visits each year. Continuity clinics are weekly to coincide with ACGME guidelines. Our resident continuity clinic services a large geographical area, which offers management of a number of chronic disease cases (e.g. diabetes mellitus, hypertension and asthma). Residents experience a spectrum of ambulatory requests; from evaluating patients with urgent medical problems to those simply requesting pre-operative evaluations or a general medical exam. During ambulatory months, residents have a great opportunity to work with subspecialty clinicians to emphasize a diverse training.