In Behavioral Medicine, we pride ourselves in maintaining a very closeworking relationship with our residents, and we are readily available forsupport and frequent "curbside consults" pertaining to patients seenin the ECU Family Medicine Center and on our inpatient service.
Behavioral Medicine seeks to develop a learning and teaching atmosphere in which residents use a biopsychosocial model in working with individuals and families.
Our goal is to enable residents to:
- Relate to a wide range of patients and families and establish a positive working relationship with them.
- Identify important psychosocial data relevant to making a diagnosis and establishing an effective treatment plan.
- Understand the functional and dysfunctional aspects of individual and family development.
- Be proficient in the management of common emotional concerns seen in primary care and provide expert care in short-term office counseling.
- Be familiar with the healthcare, community, educational, and electronic resources available to them and their patients in order to provide excellent patient care and appropriate referrals.
Behavioral Medicine is a past recipient of the "Innovations in Clinical Teaching Award," an award presented annually by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, for our work in integrating behavioral and procedural skills into a longitudinal curriculum.