Quality teaching conferences complement experience gained from hands-on patient care. 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 daily noon conferences.
- During the first months of intern year, the core curriculum is devoted to an acute medicine course, “survival skills,” that covers management issues related to acute illnesses.
- An interactive session with faculty or a resident analyzing an unknown case, demonstrating approaches to case analysis using clinical evidence and prioritization of the differential diagnosis.
- Led by one of the chief residents with core faculty present.
- Interns attend morning report once a week (Wed @ 10:15AM) and
- Residents attend morning reports three times a week (Mon, Tue, Thu @ 7:30AM)
- Occur once a week on Wednesdays (in place of noon conference), and is led by a senior physician, including visiting physicians from other institutions
- Daily lectures specifically for the ICU team covering critical care topics
- Meets once a month, and is guided by an internal medicine or subspecialty faculty mentor. Articles of interest are reviewed using the McMaster criteria.
Morbidity and Mortality
- Monthly: 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.
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.
- Intensive lectures for PGY-3 residents, directed at improving preparation for the Internal Medicine Boards
Simulation / SiTEL lab
- Allows residents to practice their procedural, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) skills as well as training for central lines using standardized patients/mannequins
- During MICU rotation residents can attend ACLS and critical situation simulations
Institutional Subspecialty Clinical Conferences
- 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.