Internal Medicine Conferences
Teaching conferences are carefully designed to provide the optimal balance between hands-on clinical learning and structured, didactic teaching. Following is a description of the major, regularly scheduled conferences which occur throughout the academic year:
Traditional subject-oriented conferences are held 3 or 4 days per week for 45 to 60 minutes, with the majority given by faculty, and a small percentage by faculty, and a small percentage by fellows. The subjects are primarily organized as follows:
July and August: Basic topics geared primarily towards new interns
Sept. through June: Each month is focused on a subspecialty of Medicine, to cover all the major subspecialties over the academic year, and an end-of-month board review exam is administered, graded, and reviewed with faculty.
All noon conferences are webcast, to allow simultaneous participation by residents on Ambulatory block who are off-site. They are also recorded and archived for viewing by residents on nights, vacations, and away rotations.
Morning Report: 7:30 to 8:30 AM two days/week; case-based discussion of several freshly admitted patients,
presented by Night Float residents with floor residents, Hospitalists, and rotating subspecialty faculty participating.
Ambulatory Report: Case-based discussion of evidence-based approach to outpatient cases, conducted weekly for each PGY-class separately, for those on Ambulatory Block.
Grand Rounds: Tuesday mornings 8:30 AM, covering varied topics in General Medicine and subspecialties, presented by experts from a wide range of institutions, including NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and its affiliated institutions.
Journal Club: Resident-led, faculty facilitated discussion of recent articles, emphasizing critical appraisal skills and basic biostatistical concepts. Held in the noon conference slot 1 or 2 times per month.
Resident Report: Weekly, case-based presentations by PGY-3’s, emphasizing PICO questions and focused, evidence-based discussion.
Intern Report: Each PGY-1 presents an in-depth case-based literature review to their peer group, students and a few faculty, beginning in the Fall or early Winter.
In addition, there are many teaching conferences and Grand Rounds held on a regular basis by the subspecialty divisions and other clinical departments, and Medicine Residents are invited to participate as their clinical responsibilities and other required teaching conferences allow.