Bismarck-Hettinger Rural Track Goals and Objectives
Our mission is to train excellent and competent family physicians who will meet the medical care needs for the citizens of North Dakota.
- Operate a superior ACGME-accredited Family Medicine residency program that meets criteria for excellence.
- Design and execute a medical training curriculum so that all graduates pass the boards of the ABFM on their first attempt.
- Maximize the number of our graduates who stay in practice in rural, under-served areas in ND.
- Minimize the attrition rate of residents accepted into the program, while maintaining high expectations of performance and competence.
- Design a curriculum based on national accreditation standards.
- Evaluate each program goal on an ongoing basis in order to continually improve resident education and adapt our training program to the constantly changing environment in which physicians deliver healthcare.
- Actively engage in recruitment and mentoring of UND SMHS students.
- Evaluate residents individually early and often in order to identify deficiencies, and intervene with individualized learning plans to remediate these deficiencies as soon as they are identified.
- Keep core faculty members up to date on current medical knowledge.
- Educate all core faculty regarding their influence as role models and encourage them to maintain high professional standards.
- Include specific curricula on rural medical practice in the training of all residents.
- In as many areas as possible, evaluate resident performance based on competence in established areas of medical training.
- Ambulatory Pediatrics
- Behavioral Health
- Community Health
- General Surgery
- Inpatient Adult Internal Medicine
- Inpatient Peds
- Intensive Care
- Obstetrics and Maternal Health
- Outpatient Peds
- Sports Medicine
- Women's Health