Our Program Values

Our program values, developed by our residents, guide all that we do. As a community, we value:

Excellence in Patient Care

  • Privilege of caring for patients
  • Emphasis on direct patient care
  • Decreasing indirect patient care
  • Reasonable patient census
  • Protected didactic time
  • Professionalism

Respect and Empathy for patients, for patient families, for residents, for faculty and for all team members

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to confronting biases
  • Speak up culture – see something, say something
  • Flexibility
  • Transparency and openness

Intellectual Engagement and Stimulation

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership preparation
  • Teaching
  • Research and scholarship
  • Progressive autonomy
  • Innovation and creativity


  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Communication
  • Special interest groups
  • Wellness and resilience
  • Advocacy, philanthropy and service
  • Social events for connection and decompression