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Teaching Conferences

Our program emphasizes exposure to a broad array of clinical situations that allow residents to master the skills needed to become an expert internist. Teaching occurs in various forms, ranging from formal didactic rounds to pearls of the physical exam taught at the bedside on the wards or ICU. We use a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in all settings with an emphasis on evidence-based medicine.

Daily Teaching Conferences

  • Morning Report: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Residents present complicated or interesting cases, both inpatient and outpatient, and lead a lively case-based discussion with attendings and fellow residents to hone their differential diagnosis skills and debate diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making. There is an emphasis on diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnosis, teaching pearls, evidence-based medicine, and of course, entertainment and fine dark roast coffee.
  • Noon Conference: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Residents and faculty mingle at this catered, daily teaching conference. Speakers from amongst our own fine faculty or guest speakers from outside our institution give lectures on a variety of current topics in internal medicine. On a rotating basis, there are also monthly Morbidity and Mortality, Complications, Interdepartmental Grand Rounds, Board Review, and Journal Club conferences in this forum. 
  • Ward Attending Team Rounds: This clinically oriented, small-group teaching session is based on patient cases from the inpatient teams. Team rounds typically occur at the end of work rounds each morning and are conducted by the HBS attending. 
  • Cardiology and Intensive Care Rounds: These are conducted each morning with the ICU/CCU team by the attending cardiologist and HBS intensivist, and typically begin with a “Ten Minute Didactic” where current topics in ICU medicine are covered systematically. Trainees also receive simulation training, including ultrasound guided central line insertion on a mannequin. 
  • Subspecialty Rounds: Residents on subspecialty electives attend these teaching and consultation rounds, which are conducted several times per week. Our residents benefit from working one on one with subspecialists and the focused attention on a particular area of internal medicine.

Weekly and Monthly Teaching Conferences

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  • Academic Half-Day Seminar: every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. A resounding success since its inception in 2007-2008, “Taco Tuesday”, as it is fondly called, is a protected four hour academic half day seminar multidisciplinary lectures, board review sessions, hands-on skills days and ultrasound training. That the ward attendings hold resident pagers and assume responsibilities for their patients during this time speaks to our commitment to this resident education.
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    PGY1
    PGY2
    PGY3
    Inpatient Medicine Wards
    4.5-5 months
    2.5 months
    3 months
    ICU/CCU
    2 months
    2 months
    2 mlonths
    Night Float
    0.5-1 month
    1-1.5 months
    -
    Emergency Medicine
    0.5-1 month
    0.5 months
    -
    Ambulatory Care Block
    1 month
    1 month
    2 months
    Elective Rotations
    3-4 months
    3-4 months
    4-4.5 months
    Neurology Core Rotation
    -
    0.5 months
    0.5 monts
    Vacation
    3 weeks*
    4 weeks*
    4 weeks*
*Vacation is taken during elective blocks only