Internal Medicine Residency Conferences

The educational experiences of MacNeal Internal Medicine residents are enriched by a robust didactic series and interactive conferences. Below is a template for weekly conferences:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12-1 pm Noon
Conference
Noon
Conference
Noon
Conference
Noon
Conference
Noon
Conference
3-4 pm Resident
Report
Clinical
Assessment
Rounds
Resident
Report
  Board
Review

Noon Conferences (12-1 PM)

  • Clinical Pathology Conference – a senior-resident-led conference that features in-depth exploration of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of a patient case. It also offers the unique perspectives of specialists who attend and provide rich and insightful commentary about the case.

  • Evidence Based Medicine Sessions – residents learn how to use medical literature and basic biostatistics measures and apply the findings to specific clinical questions and patient care.

  • Journal Club – a senior resident along with a core faculty member facilitate group discussion and critical appraisal of the selected article.  

  • High Value Care Conference – an interactive lecture and small group series focused on teaching the practice of cost-conscious medicine. Throughout the series, residents gain exposure to different members of the hospital staff including nurses and nurse supervisors, pharmacists and individuals from the finance department.

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference – a senior resident along with a core faculty member engages in the presentation of a case with the intent to create a safe space for review of patient care improvement opportunities. This conference emphasizes confidentiality and promotes patient safety and excellence in patient care.

  • Weekly Core Lecture and Small Group Series – a series that occurs early in the academic year and focuses on the mastery of managing common inpatient conditions.