We believe in the community-based model

Much has been said but little has been studied when it comes to community versus institutional-based residencies. The small amount of research on this topic has proven residents perform the same on board examinations with either training. At an institutional-based residency, residents tend to get more subspecialty exposure, while at a community-based program, there tends to be more hands-on primary care. Both approaches have specific advantages, but Baptist chose to utilize the community-based format as it better supports our system-based values of compassionate care and service; teamwork and trust; innovation and excellence; respect for the individual and the value of diversity.

Research

Residents are required to complete at least two scholarly activities during their residency periods: one individual project and one as a group. To support this effort, each resident will be assigned a faculty mentor who has experience in the completion of published works. These mentors will provide guidance and structure as each resident will progress through a modified Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. Projects will be presented at the the local or regional American College of Physicians meeting and within the Baptist system.

Benefits

Benefits include Baptist-funded health, vision, and dental insurance, annual paid-time off and sick leave, fully funded meals and professional leave for pre-approved meetings.