The department is now offering subspecialty Grand Rounds, journal club, and ethics sessions from 1:00-4:00 pm on select Fridays throughout the year. Case presentations will be presented by the residents for discussion, followed by the discussion of focused journal club articles and pertinent ethics material. Please refer to the calendar for the schedule.
A typical grand rounds is comprised of 2 case presentations which are typically delivered by the residents of our department. Other times our grand rounds will be given our faculty, guest faculty or rotating medical students. The first Monday of the month has our ethics conference which usually is an open meeting while M&M conferences which follow the ethics conference may not be open to all participants.
Each presentation is to be derived from cases with which they have had close involvement. All sessions are moderated by the faculty member who has had the closest or most relevant involvement in the given case though all are expected to join in the discussion as they have points to review. In December of each year each resident briefly reports on the research that they are involved with.
In April of 2016 we began proceeding through Dr. Jerome Groopman's excellent book How Doctor's Think. It can be very helpful if the resident and medical student are taught some of the thinking process that the more practiced physician uses in arriving at the diagnostic and therapeutic conclusions which a given patient needs. Learning to be aware of this is important for learners, teachers and physicians.
For each session attended continuing education credits are offered as outlined on the main education page. Those interested in participation are invited to attend.