Didactics

Residents and graduates of our program recognize the fundamental importance of an informed and up-to-date practice.

We instill both essential knowledge for family medicine and the skills and habits of efficient literature investigation and evidence-based clinical practice. Around 400 hours of resident training are devoted to didactics—all of which are led by or are attended by faculty or specialist physicians—so residents receive extensive current, insightful and relevant information.

Various Methods are used in the Didactic Setting.

These include:

Lecture Series: Robust lecture series addressing core topics of full-spectrum family medicine, presented in an interactive, case-based, learning environment.

Grand Rounds: Weekly CME-accredited, resident-led, lecture series.

EBM Roundup: Dedicated to the mastery of high-level evidence related to the top conditions seen in FM, the discussion of practice-changing POEMs, and the skill of locating and using best evidence at the point of care.

Case Conferences: Interesting and informative inpatient and ambulatory clinic cases presented as a mystery case; residents work through differential diagnoses and medical decision making to come up with an accurate diagnosis and plan.

Workshops: Hands-on procedural skills (such as casting and splinting, suturing, skin procedures and point of care ultrasound), knee and shoulder exams and joint injections, and simulated scenarios are practiced in workshops.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: A nonpunitive peer review of cases in which there is unexpected morbidity, mortality, or suspected medical error, M&M conference aims to advance a culture of transparency, physician education, system-wide improvement, and enhanced patient care.

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