Goals and Objectives

Educational Goals and Objectives
ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport

Our educational goals in the Kingsport Family Medicine Program are to facilitate each residents growth as an individual and
as a family physician and to (1) provide patient centered family medical care that is evidence-based (2) prepare compassionate
and verbally and competent family physicians who have a thorough foundation in the medicine, a well-developed sense of the
art of medicine, and an integrative, collaborative approach to healing; (3) to expose students to the specialty of Family Medicine.
We emphasize evidence-based medicine and appraisal along with effective communication skills, quality improvement processes,
and scholarly investigation to improve patient safety and provide quality medical care.


1)      Patient Care

-          Development of skills in the approach to the patient as a while person with emphasis on wellness and health promotions.

-          Development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding data collection and record keeping as tools of patient care.

-          Development of knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities employed in family medicine.

2)     Medical Knowledge

-          Development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in diagnosis and management of patient problems.

-          Development of skills in problems solving.

3)     Interpersonal and Communication Skills

-          Enhancement of communication skills.

-          Development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in caring for the family as a unit.

-          Development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes concerning the community.

-          To respect diversity of culture and spirituality.

4)     Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

-          Commit to life-long learning.

-          Develop self-understanding and promote personal growth.

-          Develop skills in reaching and maintain a personal sense of wellness and balance.

-          Promote family medicine research.

5)     Professionalism

-          Consolidate appreciation of family medicine as a career.

-          To practice medicine with integrity.

-          To promote autonomy while encouraging teamwork.

-          To balance personal and professional lives.

6)     Systems-Based Practice

-          Learning about consultation and referral.

-          Enhance knowledge of organizational and management issues.

-          Foster skills in the use of health care teams.

-          To advocate for patients at all times.

-          To participate actively in the community.