Curriculum

A variety of general medicine and subspecialty conferences are given daily from 12:30 P.M. until 1:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday. The subspecialties covered include allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, neurology, nephrology, rheumatology, pulmonary/critical care medicine hospital medicine, and general internal medicine.

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Attending Rounds

Attending Rounds are held from 11:00 A.M. until noon Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. In this group setting consisting of three resident teams, an attending physician conducts rounds on appropriate teaching patients while emphasizing bedside teaching, physical diagnosis, and pathophysiology.

Clinicopathologic Conference

Clinicopathologic Conference is held every other month and is designed in the same format as that of the New England Journal of Medicine. It consists of a case presentation, followed first by a discussion of its clinical significance, then by a visual presentation and discussion of the pathologic findings of the case.

Continuous Quality Improvement

The purpose of Continuous Quality Improvement is to provide a forum to discuss medical errors, morbidity, mortality, and error prevention. This conference is designed to elucidate problems with healthcare delivery both in terms of systems error and human error.

Journal Club

The Journal Club is held throughout the year. This conference, which consists of a resident-led discussion of an original article, is designed to educate each resident on the intricacies of research methodology and its applicability to the medical literature.

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Medical Jeopardy

Medical Jeopardy is held in lieu of the last morning report of the month. This activity provides an enjoyable and relaxed setting with which to review pertinent teaching cases encountered over the past month.

Medical Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds are conducted on the first Wednesday of each month. A variety of internal medicine and subspecialty topics are presented by visiting and local physicians/professors regarding new and updated information.

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Morning Report

The Chief Resident holds morning report on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 A.M. until noon. PGY-1 residents present cases to the group followed by a discussion focusing on the differential diagnosis, diagnostic strategy and management. This forum provides a  comfortable learning environment for medical students, residents and attending physicians alike.

Transitional Morning Report

Night Float and inpatient teams meet Monday through Friday at 7:30 and briefly discuss overnight admissions and cross cover issues in presence of a full time faculty member. This also serves as a learning tool to teach proper patient handoffs.