Internal Medicine

Morning Report

Each day a resident presents a case as an “unknown;” the other residents must develop a differential diagnosis and plan for evaluation. The resident concludes the session with a brief synopsis of learning points and a discussion of MKSAP questions and answers. An inpatient Internal Medicine attending moderates Morning Report.

Grand Rounds

A resident from one of our five programs (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, General Surgery, and Psychiatry) alternates presenting key topics to residents and faculty in their field of expertise.

Internal Medicine Didactic Sessions

On two Thursday afternoons each month, residents have scheduled protected didactic time to cover general and subspecialty topics based on rotation educational goals and objectives and ABIM exam blueprint topics.

  • Journal Club
    A monthly faculty-guided session focused on teaching residents to interpret biomedical statistics and critique the medical literature.
  • Board Review
    A monthly faculty-led session including a review of MKSAP and UWorld questions.
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Training
    A monthly faculty-led ultrasound training session that incorporates hands on POCUS training.

Didactic Days

Protected half day didactics with all five programs covering key educational areas, such as cultural competency, financial literacy, and quality improvement and patient safety.

Program Director – Resident Meetings

Residents meet monthly with the Program Director for a question and answer session. Residents submit questions, clarifications, issues, and concerns anonymously for group discussion.

Noon conferences

Noon conferences cover a wide variety of topics and subspecialties to create a well-rounded learning experience. The conference curriculum includes:

  • Morbidity and Mortality
    A monthly interdisciplinary conference to review cases in which an adverse event has occurred.
  • Outpatient Medicine
    A monthly conference on an outpatient topic led by Associate Program Director Dr. Barr in collaboration with community primary care physicians.
  • Subspecialty Lectures
    A monthly conference on the essentials of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and management led by specialty faculty.
  • Ethics and Professionalism
    A bimonthly lecture presented by the Chair of the Ethics Committee, Dr. Jim Hornstein, to highlight current ethical challenges in medicine and address concepts of professionalism.

Tumor Board

A monthly interdisciplinary conference where oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists discuss current cases and treatment options.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

During Didactic Days, the Vice President of Quality and her staff supplement required IHI Open School courses with interactive educational sessions and group exercises.