Learning Activities

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To improve resident exposure to a variety of topics in a focused effort, the year is comprised of cycles that last six-weeks.  Each cycle focuses on a different area of medicine.

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.
  • 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.

MedTalks (8AM-12 PM)

  • Takes place on Wednesdays during electives
  • 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 core faculty member facilitates group discussion and critical appraisal of the selected article.  The articles selected feature different methodologies and study types to increase resident comfort with the assessment of a wide body of literature.
  • High-value Care Conference – an interactive lecture and small group series focused on teaching the practice of cost-conscious medicine.
  • Ambulatory Lectures – residents create a presentation about an ambulatory topic that relates to the cycle theme.

Morbidity & Mortality Conference: Patient Safety Focused

Residents have an in-depth opportunity to evaluate patient and system safety. Each resident attends a root cause analysis meeting with the risk management leadership of the hospital.  The resident evaluates a case of medical error or near miss event utilizing tools for root cause analysis and healthcare matrix. The resident will analyze the source of error and make recommendations to avoid similar future errors during the CME credited conference but also will be a part of change in the system with the risk management leadership.