Curriculum

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Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum

Goals

  • Provide a comprehensive training experience that will shape well rounded internal medicine physicians in both ambulatory and hospital medicine.
  • Present updated evidence-based conferences and didactics tailored to the material tested on the American Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Train residents to become educators and leaders in the field.
  • Broaden the curriculum to non-medical topics crucial for the practice of a daily physician such as lecture series on “Population Health” and “The Financial Side of Medicine”.

Structure

Weekly Didactic

The following conferences and rounds provide residents with ample opportunity to discuss clinical cases, review evidence-based care guidelines, and learn from senior faculty.

  • Monday Specialty Lectures: Internal Medicine Specialty experts present updated clinical topics in their respective fields.
  • Tuesday Morning Report: A master Clinician dissects cases with the residents. This series is designed to train residents on proper clinical reasoning and grow the skill of developing a differential diagnosis.
  • Wednesday CPSC: Clinical Pathological Scholar Conference also known as CPSC, is a weekly conference presented by internal medicine residents to house staff and faculty. It is a case-based method of learning medicine by problem-solving approach followed by a literature review of the topic presented. It is a resident moderate activity with CME credit.
  • MKSAP Fridays: Board review curriculum sessions presented by second- and third-year residents, develop both learning and teaching skills.

Grand Rounds

House staff and faculty attend the weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds each Wednesday morning. Grand Rounds are an integral component of medical education, teaching new information and enhancing clinical reasoning skills.

Morbidity Mortality Conference

One of the chief residents presents a case from a recent patient. This conference emphasizes our role in improving patient care and the quality of medical education.

Pharmacy Lectures

Pharmacy residents present a monthly conference on evidence based pharmacological topics such as antibiotic stewardship and many others.

Chest Conference

This unique didactic occurs on the second Thursday of each month. Pulmonologists present cases to be discussed with radiologists, pathologists, and cardio-thoracic surgeons. Residents get to experience a true multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Journal Club

Held every third Thursday of the month, journal club is an important learning tool for critically appraising articles and keeping up-to-date with the current literature. Depending on the topic of the article, a corresponding specialist moderates the session.

Medical-Surgical Conference

In an effort to promote multidisciplinary care and learning, this monthly conference series presents topics key to both Internal Medicine and Surgery. Both surgical and medical residents & attendings discuss the presented cases.

Hospitalist Lectures

Teaching hospitalists present a variety of topics to residents every other Friday. These conferences focus on inpatient care topics and draw on the experience of the hospital medicine faculty.

Population Health Lectures

Presented by a population health and information technology executive, this lecture series aims to educate the residents and house staff on the large-scale social, economic, and environmental issues that impact health outcomes of large groups of people.

Learning Resources

  • The Internal Medicine program offers all residents access to up-to-date, exam prep tools (MKSAP digital and print), John Hopkins Modules for ambulatory learning, and the digital access to The Sanford Guide To Antimicrobial Therapy.
  • All first-year residents receive the most updated versions of The Sanford Guide To Antimicrobial Therapy and The Little ICU Book.
  • Third year residents are offered access to Uworld ABIM question bank as another tool to prep for the boards.
  • All residents have access to the Simulation Lab where they can learn how to perform certain procedures as placement of a central line in a safe controlled environment.
  • Educational allowances offered to all residents.

Research Resources

  • The Internal Medicine residency program encourages and supports research projects through faculty guidance and data analysis assistance by a biostatistician.
  • Residents present their projects at the end of each academic year on the annual research day.

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