Quality teaching conferences complement the hands-on patient care experience. The didactic curriculum is carefully integrated in the training program to support the progressively independent clinical experiences of residents and to develop their teaching and supervisory capacities.
- Core faculty attendings deliver the lectures during daily Noon Conferences. During the first months of the residency, the core curriculum is devoted to an acute medicine course that covers management issues related to acute illnesses.
- The Chairman’s Conference is led by a senior physician. It is an interactive session with faculty analyzing an unknown case, demonstrating approaches to case analysis using clinical evidence and prioritization of the differential diagnosis.
- The Morning Report is led by the chief resident with core faculty present. PGY-1 and PGY-2/3 residents attend morning report once a week and three times a week, respectively. Every two weeks the night float team presents multiple cases that were encountered overnight, leading to engaging discussions.
- Grand Rounds occur once a week and is led by a senior physician, including visiting physicians from other institutions.
- ICU and CCU Conferences are daily lectures specifically for the ICU/CCU teams.
- Journal Club meets once a month, and is guided by an internal medicine faculty mentor. Articles of interest are reviewed using the McMaster criteria.
- Morbidity and Mortality conference meets once a month. Residents work to identify what system issues contributed to the unsatisfactory outcome, and identify ways to improve the system so that future outcomes are positively impacted.
- During the Resident Research Seminar, residents present their research at various stages, receive feedback from the faculty and their peers and meet with attendings who actively participate in residents’ research endeavors.
- Board Review are intensive lectures for PGY-3 residents, directed at improving preparation for the medicine boards.
- For residents that are interested in a subspecialty, there are opportunities to attend a variety of institutional subspecialty clinical conferences in addition to the medicine conferences.
- The Simulation / SiTEL lab allows residents to practice their procedural, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) skills using standardized patients/mannequins. During MICU rotation residents can attend ACLS and critical situation simulations workshops.