Didactics & Other Educational Opportunities

DIDACTICS 1Both hospitals have a daily morning report and noon conference lecture series. Topics are specialty-specific for the month and are given in an 18 month cycle. There is a weekly resident case presentation, including a monthly interactive cost-effective case presentation, and a board review curriculum that includes monthly night conferences, monthly noon conferences and an intense 3-month weekly 4-hour lecture series. A structured evidence-based medicine conference occurs weekly at both sites, and Grand Rounds is held weekly at both hospitals.

We use several online educational modules including a primary care curriculum, resident learning center modules, and several board review platforms. We also use our own program, DRILL, to assist residents in their self-directed learning. In addition, Clinical Challenge e-cases are sent to all residents every other week, encouraging friendly competition while learning. A winner is announced biannually.