Electives must provide a rigorous, structured educational experience. There must be a written curriculum for every elective stating:
A. The educational goals and objectives organized according to the 6 ACGME competencies:
- Patient Care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Systems-Based Practice
B. Methods of implementation (including the planned educational experiences)
C. The evaluation process.Other Electives
- Local Electives: Local electives must be under the supervision of a University of Hawaii faculty member (regular or clinical).
- Internal Medicine Electives: Transitional residents may be able to take Internal Medicine electives if they fulfill the prerequisites and space is available.
- Out-of-State Electives: Requests for out-of-state electives must meet the HRP criteria. In addition, the program requires that electives be arranged with an ACGME accredited residency program or the faculty of an LCME accredited medical school. The approval of the Program Director, HRP Legal Counsel and the CEO are all required.
- Clinical Electives: Electives must be rigorous, structured educational experiences where residents become familiar with those aspects of care in each specialty area that are appropriately diagnosed and managed by primary care physicians, and with those that should be referred to, or managed jointly with subspecialists.
- Research Electives: Residents may chose to spend a maximum of 8 weeks doing non-clinical patient care electives such as research. Research electives are individually arranged. Any resident interested in doing a research elective should contact the Program to discuss their interests.