Morning Report 7:30 – 8:00 AM

  • Monday: MKSAP Monday
    • Board questions with explanations
  • Tuesday: Overnight Case presentation
    • Admitting resident from overnight presents their most interesting admission with discussion on clinical reasoning and decision making
  • Wednesday: Yale Curriculum (8:00-9:00 AM)
    • Common outpatient clinical topics reviewed with general internal medicine faculty.
    • For residents on outpatient clinical rotations and electives
  • Thursday: Journal Club, Mock Code, EKG conference
    • Journal club consist of a recent journal article being presented and critically appraised by senior residents (2x per month)
    • Mock codes are conducted at the VA with various clinical scenarios written by Chief Residents (1x per month)
    • EKG conference will include a series of EKGs with residents asked to perform interpretation (1x per month)
  • Friday: Case of the Week
    • Presentation of an interesting case with learning objectives by a general medicine ward team

Noon Conference 12:00-1:00 PM

  • Daily conferences with traditional lectures from subspecialty faculty
  • Conferences are arranged into different blocks by specialties including:
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Hematology/Oncology
    • Cardiology
    • Pulmonology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Rheumatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Dermatology

Medicine Grand Rounds, Tuesdays 12:00-1:00

  • Once weekly conference with both in house as well as guest lecturers on a variety of topics within the field of medicine.

Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement

  • Once monthly presentation of a case by a resident looking to identify systematic shortcomings that led to poor outcomes/near misses.

Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound curriculum consist of both lectures as well as labs occur monthly
  • Lectures introduce different exams and how to interpret images.
  • Labs include the use of models as well as standardize patients to help practice exams.
  • Models can are also used to practice ultrasound guided procedures.

Simulation

  • State of the art simulation center at the Medical College of Georgia
  • Monthly simulations of various clinical scenarios that incorporates clinical decision making in emergent situations
  • Includes ability to practice various procedures as well

Board Review Course

  • Daily conferences starting in May for PGY3s
  • Includes reviewing board review questions with subspecialty faculty
  • Topics chosen based off of results of In-Training Exam tailored to residents’ strengths and weaknesses.