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.
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 is an exercise modeled after the New England Journal of Medicines’ CPC and entails a case presentation by the resident, a detailed discussion of the case by an attending physician, and visual presentation of the pathologic findings by the pathologist. It is designed to extend the value of a case from bench to bedside, and aims to provide an all-encompassing view of the interface of clinical medicine and pathology. This conference is most relevant to the competencies of medical knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, and practice-based learning and 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.