A major part of the Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum is the various teaching conferences throughout the week. Ranging from didactic lectures from distinguished faculty to practical case conferences, residents gain the essential knowledge needed to practice medicine as well as build the core knowledge base often tested during the ABIM Board Exam.
Morning Report: Morning report occurs every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 8:50am at the VA Hospital and Shands Hospitals. It is led by the Chief Residents, and it includes attendance by teaching faculty. It is an interactive case-based conference where residents review and discuss cases recently admitted to the teaching services. The goal of morning report is to help residents develop history and physical exam skills, interpret laboratory and diagnostic data, create focused differentials, and ultimately learn both evidence based and practical techniques in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases.
Noon Conference: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday residents are expected to attend Noon Conference at Shands. During Noon Conference, various faculty members from the Department of Medicine give didactic lectures about the core topics of Internal Medicine. The conferences are scheduled in 2-week blocks based on the sub-specialty topics which represent the published ABIM question breakdown. Lunch is provided at almost all of our noon conferences.
Medical Grand Rounds: The Department of Medicine conducts weekly Grand Rounds on Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Distinguished guest lecturers and expert faculty discuss controversial topics, new research, or give reviews about core topics in Internal Medicine. In addition, every few weeks Grand Rounds features “Great Cases” given by residents and faculty.
Morbidity and Mortality: M&M is held once a month. It remains a lively discussion about patient cases and what we as residents, faculty, and staff can learn and improve upon in patient care.
Board Review: Each Thursday from Noon-1pm board review is held for all PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents in the Department of Medicine Library. This hour is spent reviewing MKSAP questions with faculty from each of the various Internal Medicine Divisions.