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.