"Health Advocate" skills are acquired through caring for individual patients while identifying and actively addressing needs unique to each patient. Modeling by faculty, case discussions at rounds and journal clubs, and participation in interest groups further encourage understanding of the physician’s role as one who provides excellent medical and surgical care of disease, while treating the person by identifying and offering appropriate resources as required e.g. access to low vision services.
In addition to the various elements of our academic program, "Scholarship" is fostered through resident attendance and participation at meetings and conferences held by our national and international specialty societies. Each resident is also required to conduct original research leading to presentation and publication.