The Boot-Camp lecture series commences the academic year for PGY-1 residents and senior residents as a review. Sessions are held Monday-Friday 12:30-1:30, from July until early September. The series will cover 25 common clinical management topics such as ACS, CHF, electrolyte abnormalities, shock and acute GI bleed. Topics such as resident wellness (burnout/depression), Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, EKG review and case presentations will also be included during this series. Residents will then participate in daily didactic sessions Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 1:30, covering the breadth of internal medicine and related specialties. Lectures are presented locally by program faculty.

In addition to lectures, residents are given web-based modules for a number of different topics, including Patient Handoffs, Quality Improvement, Residents as Teachers, Medical Record Documentation, Sleep Deprivation, Resident Intimidation, etc.  These modules are done at the resident’s own pace, but the program tracks their progress.

The program employs the following conferences, all of which are required for residents and all of which involve faculty:

  • Morning Report
  • Curriculum Conference
  • Weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Monthly EBM Conference/Journal Club
  • Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  • Weekly Department of Medicine Case Conference
  • Monthly Critical Care Conference
  • Weekly Cancer Conference/Tumor Board (during Heme/Onc rotation)

(The Cancer Conference is a weekly, multidisciplinary review and discussion of cancer cases, newly diagnosed or recurrent, including review of radiology, surgery, pathology, staging and discussion of treatment options. One week of the month is a Lung Conference and the other three weeks are Tumor Board.)

  • Breast Cancer Conference, every other week (during Heme/Onc rotation)

(The Breast Cancer Conference is a multidisciplinary review and discussion of breast cancer cases, newly diagnosed or recurrent, including review of radiology, biopsy, surgery, review of pathology and treatment.)

  • Board Review
  • Monthly Rapid Response Committee
  • Monthly Quality and Safety Conference

The core conference curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Ambulatory
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Fatigue Mitigation
  • General Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health Systems
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Personal Finance: Financial Planning
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Quality and Safety
  • Radiology
  • Research Methodology
  • Rheumatology