Internal Medicine Residency Program offers a variety of educational conferences for our residents.
Each of our hospitals offers a plethora of conferences led by our chief residents and faculty. These conferences typically take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at noon.
These conferences focus on critical evaluations of the practice of medicine in order to eliminate commonplace but low-yield diagnostic tests. A popular talk in this series is entitled “Things we do for no reason.”
Career Development Week
Each of our third-year residents participates in a week-long lecture series discussing the business of medicine, life as an attending, tools for self-care after graduation, and how to keep up with the medical literature while expanding their own practice as faculty.
Junior and Senior residents on general or subspecialty ward services present an interesting case under the guidance of a chief resident and expert faculty to their peers. These reports typically go over medical reasoning, differential diagnoses, workup and management to help our housestaff develop the skills needed to dissect such cases when encountered in their daily clinical work.
Ambulatory Academic Half-Days
These sessions cover topics relevant to ambulatory practice, including interactive lectures about skin findings and eye findings, the use of exercise as medicine, and an in-depth dive into nutrition and the health effects of contemporary fad diets.
IMPACT Lecture Series
Every Wednesday, residents and interns separately receive updates on high-yield medical topics from various key clinic educators that are tailored to their level of training.
Ambulatory High-Yield topic Discussions
These lectures were created for the ambulatory rotation during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide educational opportunities when outpatient clinics were unexpectedly cancelled. On a high-yield discussion day, residents listen to a podcast, complete a module, and read one research publication about a high-yield topic, such as diabetes. They then discuss what they learned with the ambulatory chief resident at the end of the day.
Intern Core Lecture Series
For the first two months of their training, our interns are offered on a weekly basis a crash course on common medical complaints, inpatient emergencies, high-yield MICU topics as well as ultrasound basics and simulation to help kick start their careers in Internal Medicine.
Coffee and Cases with Dr. Crabb
Dr. Crabb, CMO of Eskenazi hospital and physical exam connoisseur, discusses cases admitted overnight at Eskenazi hospitals every other Thursday of the month. This discussion includes coffee and donuts for a fresh start of the day!
Invited speakers share with residents and faculty their updates and expertise about various medical topics.
Journal Clubs & EBM Lecture Series
Each month, our residents and interns dissect a clinic question encountered during their clinic work with one of our librarian and chief residents in small groups. They then select two articles to discuss during a monthly journal club.
Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Conferences
This conference is led by our senior residents and discusses a case encountered during their safety rotation with potential maneuvers and projects directed at improving practices.
Each of our third-year residents gets to pick a topic of their choice to dissect and review along with the assistance of a mentor considered to be an expert in the field. They are then invited to present this extensive review to our residents and faculty as part of our Senior Seminar Series every Monday for the second half of the academic year.
Our interns and residents get to experience simulation scenarios related to Code Blues, airway management, ultrasound and procedural training in our state of the art simulation center at Fairbanks Hall.