Academic Activities

Residents participate in didactics and discussion based teaching 3-4 times per week. Some of our regularly reoccurring conferences are:

Morning Report: These thirty minute case-based discussions are led by a resident and facilitated by one of our attending physicians. These are an opportunity for the attending physician to model diagnostic and clinical reasoning, teaching the trainees how to approach a problem. They can occasionally be focused on the management principles of complex patients as well.

Noon conference: These sessions are focused on high-yield principles of medicine. Some of our recurring themes include board review, patient safety and quality improvement. These are led by our core faculty or invited guest lecturers.

Grand rounds: These conferences occur at 12:15 on selected Tuesdays throughout the year. The presenting speaker will discuss a broad topic with relevant importance across multiple medical specialties.

Code conference: In these conferences, a high-yield lecture on a resuscitation topic will be presented. This will be followed by a cardiopulmonary resuscitation simulation, with feedback from clinical pharmacists, nursing staff, core faculty and residents in attendance. These conferences are used to increase resident confidence and competence in leading resuscitation teams during their inpatient months.

Journal club: The ability to approach and evaluate literature is a necessary tool for the internist. In these sessions we will discuss and critique medical literature among residents with faculty facilitation.

 

 

Didactics

Research Opportunities
Research is greatly encouraged by the residents during their time at BBH. Funds are allocated for resident travel to conferences to present their case reports and research, and residents travel across the country to present at various national and regional conferences. Our medical librarians are an invaluable resource to residents as they seek to publish their research in peer-reviewed literature. Examples of research presented and published by residents can be seen here.

Research Week

Every year, all the residents from our graduate medical education programs participate in research week. This is where our residents submit an abstract and poster presentation for a case report, original research or quality improvement project they completed in the past year. The research week culminates in a research gala, where cash prizes are distributed to the top performers in each GME program and the best research produced in the whole system.

Libraries

The medical libraries at Princeton and Grandview are dedicated to serving physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and administrators throughout the health system. Our services include literature searches, article requests, book orders, research consultations, and editing services for presentations and publications.

Elizabeth Laera, AHIP

Medical Librarian
McMahon-Sibley Medical Library Princeton Baptist Medical Center 205.783.3078 elizabeth.laera@bhsala.com

Emily Harris, MLIS

Medical Librarian
Kahn-Sibley Medical Library Grandview Medical Center 205.971.7227 emily.harris@bhsala.com