The Internal Medicine Residency training program offers learning opportunities implemented by The Warren Alpert Medical School faculty in a variety of educational environments to provide up-to-date scientific information and reflect current trends in all aspects of patient care. Weekly didactic sessions and skills-based workshops throughout the year support the program’s goals and address each environment’s unique knowledge requirements.
The following conferences occur regularly at Memorial Hospital.
- Morning Report: Led by the chief resident, residents present interesting inpatient cases to faculty and their peers.
- Noon Conference: The centerpiece of our didactic curriculum, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and guest faculty present interactive, case-based subspecialty lectures.
- Medical Grand Rounds: Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, hospital-based faculty as well as national and international invited speakers come to speak about clinical problems in medicine, new research, and evidence-based therapies.
- PGY3 internal medicine residents present monthly Clinical Pathology Conferences (CPC) as part of their graduation requirements.
- Journal Club: These sessions teach residents how to critically review and appraise published medical literature and apply evidence-based medicine to patient care.
- Wednesday GIM Conference: Devoted to outpatient medicine topics, these conferences include resident-led presentations and discussions, and faculty-led seminars.
- Pre-clinic Conference: These mini outpatient conferences sandwiched between the group huddle and patient care in the clinic, focus on issues and disease presentations commonly seen in the outpatient setting.
Workshops: Residents participate in skills-based workshops such as:
- Airway management.
- Interosseous line management.
- Women’s health exams.
- Men’s health exams.
- Musculoskeletal exams.
Board Review: Residents attend board review sessions throughout the year to prepare them for the ABIM exam after graduation. We are proud of our residents’ seven-year consecutive 100 percent ABIM pass rate.
Residents serve on hospital committees such as:
- Performance improvement.
- Safety and outcomes.
- Patient and family experience.
- Medication safety.
- Sepsis team.
- Inpatient discharge process/flow team.
- Graduate medical education.
- Internal medicine curriculum.
- Housestaff leadership.
Housestaff: Led by the chief resident, this meeting is an opportunity for announcements, discussion, and celebrations.
Housestaff Leadership/Program Director Feedback: Housestaff leadership meets to set the agenda for the Program Director Feedback meeting . This is an opportunity to collaboratively address current issues of concern for residents.
Intern Group: Led by the chief resident, program coordinator, and education coordinator, this is an opportunity for team-building and discussion of issues specific to the first year of training.
Resident/DIO: Residents meet regularly and privately with the designated institutional official (DIO) to discuss programmatic and institutional issues and concerns.
- Intern welcome picnic.
- Intern retreat.
- Alumni dinner.
- PGY-1 Leadership Workshop.
- Intern OSCE.
- PGY-2 OSCE.
- Holiday party.
- Mid-winter activity.
- Graduation party.