Incoming Housestaff Online Orientation

Incoming Housestaff Online Orientation

Program Goal

This Online Orientation is designed to help incoming residents and fellows adjust more quickly and easily to learning and practice within The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC).

Program Overview

The Online Orientation for Incoming Housestaff has been designed based on the industry best practices and the educational needs of The Brooklyn Hospital Center.

A number of ECFMG materials and resources have been leveraged to develop this program that includes the Resource Center and Online Modules* accessible from

Key Elements

The Online Modules are housed on TBHC Online Learning Center and include both reading content and student assessments. Click here to access the modules. (Please note, you may need to use your temporary username and password, based on your first initial, last name and "2011". For example, John Doe's temporary username and password would be jdoe2011.)

The following online modules should be completed within the first month of your residency /fellowship at TBHC:

o    Lesson 1: What's in a Name?
o    Lesson 2: The Doctor-Patient Relationship
o    Lesson 3: The Health Care Team
o    Lesson 4: Document, Document, Document!
o    Lesson 5: Role of the Patient's Family
o    Lesson 6: Above All, Professionalism

* The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the original source of the Online Modules and Resource Center materials.
The Resource Center includes the following living documents that will be continuously updated and expanded. The following resources are currently available:

o    Welcome letter from Benson Yeh, MD, FAAEM, Chief Academic Officer and DIO
o    Six Core Competencies: A competency model based on ACGME requirements
o    Guide to the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team, an educational resource designed to
      introduce incoming residents and fellows to the concept of teamwork and to the members 
      of the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team
o    “Medicalese” Glossary, a guide to frequently used spoken abbreviations, medical jargon 
      and terms
o    Survival Guide for new residents and fellows
o    TBHC-approved medical abbreviations


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