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Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

UPMC Content 2

The resident will investigate and evaluate his or her own patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve patient care practices.


  1. Uses information technology to prepare for surgical cases, bringing to the OR the knowledge of current modalities of care and the scientific evidence for that care.
  2. Routinely analyzes the effectiveness of own practices in caring for hand patients.
  3. Improves own practices in the care of hand patients by integrating appropriately gathered data and feedback.
  4. Educates medical students and other healthcare professionals in the practices of hand surgery.
  5. Functions independently with graduated advancement and appropriate faculty supervision.