Didactics and Conferences
Our goal is to maximize the educational value from every conference. You should be able to leave a conference with at least 3-4 teaching points about a particular topic area or clinical condition. Expect the conferences, especially the morning reports, to be interactive. Having a room filled with multiple attendings, residents, and students fosters good, spirited but friendly discussion.
- Morning Report: This will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. There are two resident (sometimes student) presentations given during this time: the first 30-minute presentation reflects a recent overnight or daytime admission with a focus on the differential diagnosis and management plan. The second half of morning report will be a more focused and interactive discussion based on a topic area concerning a centrally focused theme for that month (i.e., cardiology, nephrology, infectious disease, etc) with direct clinical application. This is protected education time and the resident is free from clinical duties during that time.
- Thursday Morning Conferences: These include a mixture of ACGME Core Competency Lecture Series (one Thursday morning a month), Primary Care Grand Rounds (one Thursday morning a month), Evidence Based Medicine Journal Club, and a traditional Morning Report (one Thursday morning a month).
- Academic Half Days on Wednesdays: In an effort to provide protected time for resident education we will hold dedicated conferences on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30-2:30 pm. The resident will be free from all clinical duties at that time. The first two academic half days will focus on core medicine conferences and can include clinically based didactic conferences and board review sessions as well. The other remaining two academic half days of the month are specialized based education days.
- Lifestyle Medicine Academic Half Day: These specialized conferences occur from 12:30-4:30pm, for six Wednesdays throughout the year. This afternoon session consists of further didactics, flipped classroom sessions with the resident as a teacher and/or faculty-led sessions, evidenced-based nutrition journal club on certain Wednesdays, and resident-focused wellness sessions. Please refer to the LM Curriculum for more information.
- Acute Care Introductory Conference Series: During the month of July, several noon conferences and many of the half day conferences are devoted to the dedicated acute care conferences. The topics in these conferences cover inpatient urgent and emergent medical problems.
- Clinical Skills Sessions: These are in the first few months of the academic year and represent a collaborative effort by the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Transitional Year residency programs to have their residents participate in fundamental clinical skills sessions to ensure a basic level of clinical competency among the first-year residents. Examples include clinical skills sessions reviewing the neurologic examination and musculoskeletal examination and joint injection.