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Spokane, WA 99204
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UW Health Sciences Library
IMRS is an affiliated residency program of the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and, thus, we have access to the school’s online medical information resources.
Resources available include
- Up-To-Date and Dynamed
- Full text journals
- Many others
Our residency has maintained an active blog containing summaries of noon conference teaching points, ambulatory teaching, and a repository of clinical and logistical information. It also includes program news, conference schedules, on call schedules, manuals.
In response to feedback requesting tailored resources for our rotations, a tremendous amount of work by the residents and the Program Evaluation Committee has developed a robust House Staff and subspecialty curriculum. This consists of recommended reading on selected topics as well as seminal journal articles and guidelines, providing learners with a solid foundation to go along with the Spokane 10.
In preparation for passing the ABIM exam, each R2 receives the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP). All resident take the American College of Physicians In-Training Exam (ITE) as “mock boards” to familiarize themselves with typical board questions.
The simulation lab on the PSHMC campus enables medical staff and students to experience lifelike medical situations through use of robotic mannequins.
The lab is a large space that includes a room for task trainers, an ICU bay and OR in addition to classroom space.
- Provide collaborative, team-based training for in-house code teams
- Practice managing emergent and life-threatening conditions in a safe, controlled learning environment
- Use sophisticated, high-tech human patient simulators to provide the learner with a more realistic experience
- Manikins include infants, children, pregnant moms and life-like adults
- Training scenarios can be pre-programmed into the manikins and customized to the level of the learner and repeated as needed for a consistent, quality educational experience
- High-risk procedures can be practiced repeatedly using task trainers (LP model, thorax for thoracentesis, Central line manikin)