Internal Medicine Resident Didactic Conferences

The Internal Medicine Residency Program will offer a robust conference series covering acute care, primary care, board review, and evidence-based medicine, taught by our expert faculty.

Morning Reports

Our Morning Report will be an interactive experience occurring two days per week. We will review cases with a focus on diagnostic reasoning skills and discussion amongst residents, faculty, and specialists.

During ambulatory rotation, each morning residents will participate in case-based discussions utilizing Yale’s Office-Based Medicine Curriculum, with a focus on common outpatient complaints and diagnoses.

Journal Club

The Journal Club occurs weekly to review evidence-based medicine and develop skills in reviewing, critiquing, and discussing major articles and primary literature. Residents will present at monthly Journal Club with the goal of developing an approach to critical appraisal of the literature as they work to become stewards in the practice of evidence-based medicine. A new or landmark article is discussed, and the residents work their way through interpreting the article from a clinical viewpoint. Following Journal Club is a brief biostatistics session aimed at teaching residents how to interpret basic biostatistics in bite-sized chunks.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Medicine Grand Rounds occurs every Tuesday morning and is focused on a variety of multidisciplinary topics designed to engage both the general practitioner and the subspecialist.

Resident Education Day (RED) 

Weekly didactic conferences for residents incorporate all aspects of the curriculum into a combination of teaching modalities, from case-based discussion, flipped classroom model, hands-on training, and workshops to lecture-based sessions.  The topics covered will include the full range of internal medicine and its subspecialties, including but not limited to:

  • EKG curriculum
  • Morbidity and Mortality conference
  • Communication curriculum
  • Research curriculum
  • Case report conference series
  • High value care curriculum
  • Integrated wellness curriculum
  • Board review
  • Quality improvement and patient safety curriculum
  • Cultural diversity
  • Physical diagnosis

Board Review

Board Review sessions are built into RED, with more intense daily board review sessions in May and June for PGY3 residents. This conference will be dedicated to reviewing high-yield topics based around the ABIM Blueprint. Periodically throughout the year, our residents will enjoy friendly competition while participating in our Medical Jeopardy board review sessions.

Case Report Curriculum Series

A series of workshops for interns geared towards developing the knowledge and skills of the stages of the development of a case report from identification to publication with final presentations locally, regionally, and nationally.

Intern Boot Camp

Incorporated in Orientation and block 1. The Intern Boot Camp is a simulation-based robust experience to increase the intern’s confidence through advanced experiences in core intern skills, including managing acute medical conditions, performing common procedures, communicating with patients and teams, and balancing responsibilities and wellness as interns.

Quality improvement Training

During Resident Education Day (RED), faculty provide all residents with interactive sessions focused on understanding basic QI principles and applying these principles to practice.

POCUS Training

The goal of the POCUS curriculum is to introduce internal medicine residents to the knowledge and theory of ultrasonography, the basics of image acquisition and interpretation skills, and the appropriate integration of POCUS into clinical practice while at the same time outlining its common pitfalls and limitations.

Subspecialty Conferences

Residents on subspecialty/elective rotations will participate in those specialty conferences, clinical case discussions, QI presentations, and updates meetings.

Simulation Training

The Valley Health Education & Medical Simulation Center was designed to provide learners with an opportunity to further their clinical skills through hands-on and simulation-based training experiences.

Sample Didactic Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7-8 a.m.
Morning Report
8:30-9:30 a.m.
ISMMS Medicine Grand Rounds
7-8 a.m.
Morning Report

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

12-2 p.m.
Simulation / POCUS / Procedure Training

2-4 p.m.
Wellness Time

7-8 a.m.
Journal Club