The Department of Medicine has dedicated education time, including a strong didactic conference schedule, to provide a basic foundation of medical knowledge and skills to enhance and encourage resident education.
The eighteen month curriculum cycle includes general & subspecialty internal medicine, women's health, medical ethics, legal medicine, epidemiology, medical informatics, practice management, and managed care.
- Noon Clinical Case Conference (3 times/week)
- Didactic Conference (weekly on Wednesday)
- Grand Rounds (weekly on Thursday)
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference/ Clinical Pathology Conference (monthly)
- Imaging Conference (last Tuesday of every month)
- Journal Club (last Friday of every month)
- PGY-3 Board Review Course (yearly)
- Subspecialty Conferences – Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Rheumatology, Tumor Board.
Attending physicians in each subspecialty moderates all conferences and residents are required to participate. A full range of service and teaching conferences are also held at all affiliated institutions.
Throughout training, a primary responsibility of senior residents is teaching junior residents and the students on their service. They are also responsible for the assignment of cases, clinical supervision of medical students and preparing material for service and teaching conferences.
Noon conferences are held three times a week and allow the residents to present and discuss an educational point from a cases admitted into their services. Discussion is lead by a faculty member and the Chief Medical Resident.
All conferences provide a core curriculum to the resident's growing knowledge base which facilitates preparation for the Internal Medicine Boards and future practice endeavors.