Teaching Conferences

In light of the current Covid pandemic, all didactics have been moved to virtual platform, i.e. Zoom, but the essence and quality of the teaching conferences remain the same.

Morning Report

The morning reports are held on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Wednesday morning reports start with an EKG review. This is followed by a resident presenting a diagnostic dilemma and a clinical pearl related to the case. Friday mornings are spent discussing board review questions, answers and explanations are discussed afterwards. The chief medical residents lead these sessions, with faculty joining morning reports to provide expert opinions and teaching points.

Ambulatory Report

The ambulatory report is held on Tuesday mornings and presented by either an intern or a resident. A wide variety of commonly encountered topics that span all areas of outpatient medicine are discussed here.

Attending Rounds

Attending rounds on teaching hospitalist services are conducted daily by distinguished clinicians chosen for their teaching abilities. These include bedside instruction and demonstration of physical examination skills.

Critical Care and Coronary Care Rounds

Daily multidisciplinary bedside rounds provide in-depth reviews of pathophysiology and patient management. A full curriculum is provided during each rotation.

 

Noon Conference

Using innovative, state-of-the-art educational methodology, residents are exposed to a comprehensive core lecture series based on Harrison’s Textbook of Internal Medicine and American Board of Internal Medicine curriculum. There is ample opportunity to discuss topics with knowledgeable faculty. An urgent and emergent lecture series is given during the first few months to discuss critical and clinically relevant topics in order to provide a solid foundation early in the year. An "Issues in Medicine" series provides a full curriculum in the business of medicine, nutrition, risk management, performance improvement, research, ethics, and a variety of basic science topics.

Combined Report

A combined report is presented twice a month by an inpatient general medicine team, usually on Tuesdays during the noon conference. Team interns give a case presentation and team residents discuss a teaching topic related to the case.

Quality Improvement Conference

The Quality Improvement Conference (formerly known as Morbidity and Mortality Conference) is presented monthly at the noon conference by the PGY-3 Medical Consult resident. The resident will review and present a case (or a set of related cases), identify any system-related issues that were involved and offer potential solutions. The discussion is then open to all house staff to provide their input. The goal of this conference is to continue to improve our patient care and patient safety.

Journal Club

The Journal Club is held monthly at the noon conference by four PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents on either elective or selective rotations. An article selected from a leading medical journal is discussed, critiqued and analyzed to see how it would impact current medical practice.

Clinico-Pathological Conference

The Clinico-Pathological Conference is presented by an intern or resident and held monthly at the noon conference. They bring together the expertise of faculty of the Department of Medicine, Pathology and Radiology for case review as necessary.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine grand rounds are held on Thursday mornings in the fall through spring, and consist of a weekly conference featuring nationally and internationally renowned speakers who address the most current controversies and discoveries in medicine.