View the demo below of the updated STFM Online Residency Prep Courses.
These online, self-study courses prepare incoming residents for training:
The US Healthcare System – Learn the basic dynamics of the US Healthcare System, including delivery and payment methods and the various government agencies involved in healthcare in the United States.
Expectations of American Patients – This course includes information about the expectations of the very diverse US patient population. You will learn specifics of professionalism (white coat) to the broader issues of how the US culture affects patients’ interactions with their physician. This course teaches how to be sensitive and responsive to patients’ culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disabilities. You will learn necessary patient education and specific responses to patients in a US culture, including what to say when your patient has searched their illness online or when they request a medication they saw advertised on television.
Communication with Patients and Families – Find out what patients expect of family physicians. Learn about the medical interview, how to gain trust, and how to communicate with a patient’s family members.
Succeeding in a US Residency Program – Learn about presentation and documentation skills you'll need as a resident, expectations of faculty-resident interactions, and hospital and clinic rituals in medical education. Roles, expectations, training, differences among students, interns, residents, fellows, faculty are included in this course. Learn about the documentation, paperwork and forms that are necessary in a US Family Medicine Residency Program. Review highlights of Institution, Department and ACGME Policy and Procedures, Rules and Regulations that you will receive upon employment. Learn the six competency areas of Practice Systems based Practice and Professionalism (your evaluation will be based on them).
What is Family Medicine? – What is the focus of family medicine? How does it differ from general medicine, internal medicine, and community medicine? Who is the ACGME? Who are the AAFP, the AMA, the different professional groups? What are the expectations of the public regarding Family Physicians?
The content of these modules is appropriate for any incoming resident, however. They were specifically developed to help international medical graduates be better prepared to begin their training.
There is a fixed path through the material in each module, with quizzes interspersed.Learners can “bookmark” their place in the module and return when they’d like.
The modules are SCORM* compliant.Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning.
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Residency programs can purchase the courses for all residents and receive instant updates as participants complete each course.This allows programs to manage the learning and set expectations (please score at least 80% on each quiz). The course package is $459. If you are a program and would like to purchase the course package or have any questions, e-mail Melissa Abuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual courses are available for $59 each. If you would like purchase a single course, click here. You can also purchase all five courses in an individual package for $159 by e-mailing Melissa Abuel at email@example.com.