Teaching conferences are held in conjunction with daily attending rounds. Each sponsoring department holds major conferences every two weeks, in addition to grand rounds, and the morbidity and mortality conference. Residents attend lectures associated with their particular rotation and others that do not conflict with their patient care responsibilities. These conferences are well attended by both faculty and house staff, which encourages the active interchange of ideas. Conferences include:
- Case-Based Morning Reports - a favorite among housestaff, these morning reports are an interactive discussion of cases presented by chief residents and residents to peers and attendings.
- Ambulatory Morning Reports - a weekly review prepared by residents of cases from their ambulatory continuity clinic.
- Resident Grand Rounds - weekly formal lectures prepared by residents providing an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of various disease processes.
- Med/Surg Conference - discussion of cases in conjunction with GI service and medical services.
- Basic Science Conference
- Core Internal Medicine Lecture Series - lectures by faculty from the attending staff on both general and subspecialty internal medicine.
- Medical Emergency Lecture Series - a review series of noon lectures held the first two months of the year.
- Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - weekly lectures by invited speakers from around the country on state-of-the-art diagnosis and management of varied disease processes.
- Journal Clubs - twice monthly discussions of recent literature with an emphasis on critical appraisal skills.
- Morbidity and Mortality Conferences - an informal opportunity for the residents to discuss cases each week with the program directors in a supportive learning environment.
- Clinical-Pathological Conferences - each month, a resident is presented with the clinical course, radiological findings, and relevant laboratory results for a particular patient. The resident then analyzes the case and presents his or her thinking process to the program in an educational format.
- Tumor Boards - a conference developed by the Hematology-Oncology department to review cases and disease management.
- Critical Care Conferences - residents rotating in the CCU and ICU have lectures scheduled several times a week with intensivists to review relevant topics such as EKG tutorials or ventilator management.
- Vascular Conference - selected cases and journal articles in vascular surgery.
- SESAP Conference/Journal Club - lead by the Chief Surgical Resident.