Conferences at the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Morristown Medical Center include:
Morning Resident Report
These are dynamic conferences. Their structure may range from a CPC-style format to a forum for discussing the prior night’s admissions, from game shows to physical diagnosis. The emphasis is on the development and honing of presentation and critical thinking skills for our junior learners. Pharmacy morning reports occur twice monthly. Subspecialist attendings and faculty are present depending on the conference of the day.
Noon to 1:00pm (daily)
The noon conference series is based on the content covered by the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) certification examination. In addition to the core areas recommended by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and ABIM, other covered topics include research and life after residency. Noon conferences are in addition to the Y-Block Academic Half Day sessions.
Academic Half Day Conferences
Wednesday mornings are dedicated to ambulatory learning topics and workshop-style sessions during the Y-block rotation in the outpatient practice setting. Attending physicians cover the office appointments while residents spend time in a variety of didactic sessions during this dedicated outpatient experience.
3:30 or 4:30pm, depending on team (daily)
Inpatient teams sign out to the long call and/or night team seven days per week. These transitions of care are designed to improve both patient safety and interns' comfort level.
Each inpatient team meets daily with a hospitalist or intensivist to discuss newly admitted cases. Floor rotations are "geographically-focused," with cardiology, respiratory, general medical and step down units. Bedside teaching is emphasized.
Medical Grand Rounds
Noon to 1:00pm (Wednesdays)
This high caliber weekly lecture series is attended by residents and attending staff. Lecturers are experts in their fields and may have regional or national prominence. Topics run the gamut of internal medicine and are selected based on audience preference. Included in the schedule are PGY3 Resident Grand Round presentations and quarterly M&M conferences.
RICE Curriculum / Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club
Noon to 1:00pm (monthly)
Our journal club series is designed to accomplish two goals: development of residents’ essential skills for the critical appraisal of medical literature, and participation in reviews of important articles in internal medicine. They not only learn the techniques for the practical application of evidence from medical literature, but also develop an in-depth understanding of major studies that have become part of the "language" of evidence-based patient care.
Joint Internal Medicine (IM) and Emergency Medicine (EM) Conference
11:00am to Noon (monthly)
This joint conference focuses on topics of interest in IM and EM. The goal of the conference is to improve team communication and facilitate understanding of the different directions each discipline may take in the assessment and management of various patient presentations.
Residents and attendings on the three teaching services meet with an attending radiologist to review interesting radiographical studies and discuss their clinical impact.
Internal medicine residents and faculty are invited to a variety of academic conferences held throughout the institution. These include but are not limited to OB/Gyn Grand Rounds, Surgical Multi-Disciplinary M & M conferences, Oncology Tumor Boards, Ethics Workshops, Behavioral Health Grand Rounds, and more.