Didactic sessions occur on Wednesday of each week throughout the two years of residency. The goal of the didactic component of the OMR is:
- To facility faculty/resident interaction by incorporating evidence-based medicine with clinical care
- To supplement the residents’ academic and didactic experience by incorporating the ACGME and ACOEM core competencies
- To provide a venue where strengths, weaknesses and self-assessment of individual residents can be indentified and assessed
- To provide a setting where research methods are reviewed and individual research projects are discussed.
Conference will be held every Wednesday beginning at 9:00 am in the EOH conference room.
The format of conference will vary depending upon the week of the month.
Journal club - will be conducted every month by residents as assigned by the residency coordinator. The resident will present a concise review of the article to include purpose, methods, outcomes, strengths and weaknesses. The resident will submit one hard copy of the article for filing to the coordinator.
Board review – will be conducted once per month. A series of board review materials will be used to accomplish this goal. Residents will be assigned questions to present at board review. The resident is to come prepared with a list of references to support the correct answers.
Grand Rounds or Case presentations – will be conducted two times per month. Cases from Occupational Medicine faculty clinics will be presented by faculty or residents. After each case presentation there will be a relevant discussion on that topic provided by the faculty and residents in attendance. Residents will be randomly assigned this task.
Research Methods/ EBM- will be conducted one time per month.
Research Conference - This conference will be held each Wednesday from 9 am until 10am. Research Conference will be presided over by Dr. Hamisu Salihu.
Interdisciplinary Conference - This conference will consist of the NORA Symposium presentations during the first Wednesday of each month beginning promptly at 12:30.
Guest Lecturers – Each month will have two guest lecturers who speak on subjects relevant to Occupational Medicine. Previous topics include:
- Evaluation of Workplace Exposures and Injuries
- ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Lower Back Disorders
- Decisions-making skills using case-based scenarios from the vantage point of an Occupational Health Physician just entering practice
- Ergonomics Case Study: Occupational Osteoarthritis
- Impairment Evaluations
- The Shoulder
- The Knee
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
- Fit For Duty: Stay At Work, Return To Work
- Primary Occupational Medicine Case Management
- Industrial Hygiene and Exposure Risk Assessment
- The Eye
- Sleep Deprivation
- An Overview of Stroke
- Musculoskeletal Lecture
- Introductory IT
- Worker's Comp Law
- Disaster Preparedness