Didactics

Noon Conference Lecture Series

The core curriculum lecture series is held at noon every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Each year, the series begins with coverage of common medical emergencies (Intern Boot Camp lectures), from July to September. For the remainder of the year, the conference series covers core topics in internal medicine. Faculty presenting this conference are encouraged to make the discussions cases-based and interactive. This series will also include lectures on neurology, psychiatry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pain management, dermatology, sleep medicine, wellness, and a variety of other topics. On the first Friday of each month, the noon conference will be a meeting between residents and program leadership (PD/APD/Chief resident) to discuss ongoing issues and concerns.

Journal ClubJournal Club

A resident-led Journal Club is held once a month on Monday afternoons. All PGY levels are required to participate.  On a regular basis, recent articles from major medical journals are discussed in detail under the direction of the chief medical residents and one of the faculty.

Morning Report

All PGY levels are required to participate. It is held twice a week and facilitated by faculty and a chief resident. For PGY-1, discussion is aimed at refining presentation skills, and development of a complete, prioritized differential diagnosis. For PGY-2 and PGY-3s, discussion is focused on differential diagnoses, management strategies and discussion of evidence to support the management plan. 

Grand Rounds

This conference is attended by all PGY levels and held at least once a month. Speakers include both visiting and local faculty.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held twice a month on Wednesday afternoons. All PGY levels are required to participate. Residents present patients who expired or had unexpected complications. Teaching points and learning opportunities are emphasized by the presenting resident, faculty, and program director.

ABIMBoard Preparation

PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents are required to attend, while PGY-1s are invited and encouraged if time permitting. During the second half of the year, a separate once weekly session focuses on review of content and test taking strategies for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board Certification Examination.

Intern Boot Camp Lectures 2022-2023:

 

  • Electrolytes and Repletion
  • Reading CXR
  • Basic EKG Interpretation
  • Inpatient HTN management, HTN Urgency, HTN Emergencies
  • Tachycardia (SVT, A. Fib, A. flutter, wide complex tachycardias)
  • Approach to Chest Pain/Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Heart Failure
  • Approach to Sepsis
  • Basic Antibiotic Management
  • Seizure/Status epilepticus
  • Approach to acute CVA patient
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Approach to Syncope
  • Approach to shortness of breath
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Ventilators - Basics
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Inpatient diabetes management
  • Endocrinology Emergencies
  • Approach to GI Bleeding
  • Interpreting LFTs/Acute Liver Failure
  • Acute Pancreatitis Management
  • Rheumatologic Emergencies
  • Hematology/Oncology Emergencies
  • Hypo/Hypernatremia
  • Acute kidney injury/Indications for emergent HD
  • Hypotension/Shock states
  • Introduction to COVID - 19
  • Inpatient Pain Management Basics
  • Physician Responsibility after Patient's Death
  • Top 10 Intern Calls
  • The Efficient Intern
  • Note Writing Basics
  • Sign Outs
  • How to recognize Burn-Out