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Didactic Days

Protected half-day didactics with all five programs covering key educational areas, such as cultural humility, financial literacy, quality improvement, and patient safety.
Ethics and Professionalism

The Chair of the Community Memorial Ethics Committee, who has an advanced degree in bioethics, discusses current ethical challenges in medicine and addresses concepts of professionalism.

Grand Rounds

A resident from each Community Memorial discipline (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, and General Surgery) alternates presenting key topics related to patients cared for by a multispecialty audience.

Internal Medicine Didactics

On two Thursday afternoons each month, residents have scheduled protected didactic time to cover general and subspecialty topics based on rotation educational goals and objectives and ABIM exam blueprint topics. Sessions include a faculty-guided journal club geared toward the interpretation of biomedical statistics and understanding the literature as well as diversity and the effect of social determinants of health on care, board review, including MKSAP and UWorld questions; and hands-on point of care (POCUS) training.

Morbidity and Mortality

Weekly discussion in which residents and faculty participate to analyze adverse outcomes in patient care through peer review.

Morning Report

Each day a resident presents a case as an “unknown” and the other residents must develop a differential diagnosis and plan for evaluation. The resident concludes the session with a brief synopsis of learning points and a discussion of MKSAP questions and answers. An inpatient Internal Medicine attending moderates the morning report.

Outpatient Medicine Conference

A monthly conference on an outpatient topic led by Associate Program Director, Dr. Steven Barr, in collaboration with community primary care physicians.

Program Director – Resident Meetings

Residents meet monthly with the Program Director for a question and-answer session. Residents submit questions, clarifications, issues, and concerns anonymously for group discussion.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

Residents are required to complete IHI Open School courses online prior to orientation. Our Quality department leads working sessions on QIPS fundamentals and exposure to RCA. The residency program periodically holds sessions to review institutional data and resident and faculty QIPS projects.

Subspecialty Lectures Conference

A monthly conference on the essentials of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and management led by specialty faculty.

Teaching to Teach (PGY1s)

Faculty review principles of effective teaching in an interactive session.

Tumor Board

Oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists meet weekly as a multidisciplinary team to discuss current oncology cases and treatment options.