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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 therapist.
  • 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:
  • Ultrasound.
  • Airway management.
  • Interosseous line management.
  • Ophthalmology.
  • Women’s health exams.
  • Men’s health exams.
  • Musculoskeletal exams.

Board Review: Resident 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.

Committees

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.
  • ACLS.
  • Housestaff leadership.
Meetings

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.

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