Traditional Rotating Internship

Traditional Year #369485


Mission Statement:

The mission of our Traditional Rotating Internship Program is to provide a high-quality program that will provide each trainee a foundation for future medical training while fulfilling the accrediting body’s requirements for the selected program.


Educational Purpose:

The Traditional Year (TY) Training Program is structured to provide residents with the fundamental knowledge and essential principles requisite to further training in the TY’s field of study. The basic techniques of physical examination, the necessary skills for performing clinical procedures, and the capability to communicate clearly with patients, their families and other members of the health care team are stressed in this training program.


Rotation Specific Competencies:

Competency 1: Osteopathic Concepts

Trainees should demonstrate an ability to understand and perform a structural exam

  • The trainee should integrate the findings of the osteopathic examination with the diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • The trainee should demonstrate holistic, patient-centered care as it pertains to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
  • Trainees will demonstrate an understanding of the somato-visceral relationship and role of the musculoskeletal system in disease.


Competency 2: Medical Knowledge

Trainees should demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and epidemiological sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

  • The trainee should demonstrate a solid foundation of medical knowledge as it pertains to the medical/surgical/adolescent patient.
  • The trainee should make evidenced-based medical decisions providing the most current and up-to-date treatment to patients.
  • The trainee should apply analytical thought processes to clinical situations.
  • The trainee should facilitate the education of students, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals.


Competency 3: Professionalism

Trainees must demonstrate a commitment to professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

  • The trainee should demonstrate compassion and respect for others, including patients, colleagues, and ancillary staff members.
  • The trainee should demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients’ culture, ethnicity, age, gender, and disabilities.
  • The trainee should demonstrate productive work habits including integrity, punctuality, effective time management, initiative, and organizational skills.
  • The trainee should take ownership and responsibility for patient care.


Competency 4: Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Trainees must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchanged with patients and colleagues.

  • The trainee should communicate effectively with patients and families to create and sustain a therapeutic relationship.
  • The trainee should maintain accurate, timely, complete and legible medical records.
  • The trainee should work effectively with others as a member of the health care team.
  • The trainee should communicate patient information in a clear, concise manner.


Competency 5: Patient Care

Trainees must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

  • The trainee should gather essential and accurate information about patients through history taking, physical examination and laboratory/radiological evaluations.
  • The trainee should formulate appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans based on patient information, up-to-date scientific evidence and clinical judgment.
  • The trainee should implement patient management plans effectively.
  • The trainee should demonstrate proficiency in the performance of surgical procedures.


Competency 6: System-Based Practice

Trainees must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and epidemiological sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

  • The trainee should practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise the quality of care.
  • The trainee should be an advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities.
  • The trainee should utilize clinical guidelines and/or care paths effectively when caring for the surgical patient.


Competency 7: Practice-Based Learning Improvement

Trainees must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve patient care practices.

  • The trainee should critically evaluate current scientific literature using principles of evidence-based medicine for enhanced care of the patient.
  • The trainee should accept feedback appropriately and act upon areas identified for improvement.
  • The trainee should use information technology to manage information, access on-line medical information and support his or her own education.
  • The trainee should acquire knowledge through utilization of appropriate resources (e.g. Texts/literature, attending physicians, electronic sources, trainees, peers, and conferences).


Program Faculty


Michelle Langaker, DO
Program Director, Traditional Rotating Internship
In addition to serving as the Director of Medical Education for Harnett Health’s Residency Program, Dr. Michele Langaker also serves as the Program Director for the Traditional Rotating Internship.  She is affiliated with Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, where she serves as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She also continues to practice part-time with Harnett Health, allowing her to promote women’s healthcare in both clinical and academic settings. She is passionate about teaching individuals, whether it is the education of students, residents or patients. She believes in education and strives to create an innovative environment for continuous learning and improvement.


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