About the Program
Eastman Institute for Oral Health at a Glance
The General Practice Residency (GPR) program aims to train residents to:
- Act as primary care providers for individuals and groups of patients. This includes: providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care, providing patient-focused care coordinated by the general practitioners, directing health promotion and disease prevention activities, and using advanced dental treatment modalities.
- Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a variety of patients, including those with special needs.
- Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
- Function effectively within hospital and other health care environments.
- Function effectively within interdisciplinary health care teams.
- Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care, including using critical thinking, evidence- or outcomes-based clinical decision making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
- Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient-centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
- Understand community oral health needs and engage in community service.