Departmental Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds is conducted weekly, each Friday at noon. This conference features state-of-the-art lectures on topics relevant to Internal Medicine, with a focus on recent scientific advances. Visiting professors account for approximately 20 percent of all speakers.
Morning report is conducted daily, Monday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m. at the University Hospital, and separately at 10:45 a.m. daily at the VA Hospital. The chief medical resident directs several case-based discussions as presented by second and third year residents assigned to ward rotations and subspecialty electives. Also present is one faculty discussant from one of the subspecialties to help provide expertise, and either the Chair, Program Director or one of the Associate Program Directors.
Two times weekly, a faculty lecture is presented during lunch with topics chosen from a core curriculum developed by the Program leadership.
Because interns are not required to attend the daily morning report, once weekly there is an intern-only session conducted in case-based format by the Chief Resident along with a faculty discussant. During the first two months of the year, a second weekly session called the “Intern Boot Camp” covers the initial management of common problems.
Ambulatory Morning Report
Each morning there is a separate one-hour session conducted for all residents assigned to ambulatory block rotations. The focus is to present case-based discussions of primary care and primary care-related topics.
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. All classes are invited and encouraged to attend.
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 Program Directors.