General Medicine Morning Report
This conference occurs Monday from 9 AM-10 AM. Led by a faculty member and Chief Resident, residents on the general medicine rotation (IMS) present 1 or 2 cases that are discussed, with emphasis on diagnosis and management. When appropriate, systems approaches and cost factors are considered. Residents on subspecialty rotations and other faculty may attend depending on schedules.
Harrison's Club/Board Review
Every Wednesday at 11 AM, there is Board Review conducted by one of our hospitalists. The topics are announced ahead of time, and questions are reviewed with emphasis on medical knowledge, reasoning of right and wrong answers and test-taking skills.
Bedside Teaching Rounds
A senior attending sees patients at the bedside emphasizing history taking, physical exam skills, and clinical thought processes.
A weekly Grand Rounds is conducted by faculty from West Suburban Medical Center or outside institutions. A focus is on updates and advances in medicine, and is clinically relevant and evidence-based.
A bi-weekly conference is run by a Hematologist-Oncologist, and 2 new and unusual cases are discussed. Faculty attending are from the disciplines of Hematology-Oncology, Primary Care, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery and Pathology.
Monday-Friday from 6:30AM-7 AM, a faculty member meets with the overnight residents and the in-coming residents to discuss cases admitted the night before. This teaching opportunity enhances transitions of care, and ensures safe continuity of management.
A monthly ClinicoPathologic Conference is conducted by a senior resident. He/She is given a case with an unknown diagnosis. The resident reviews the clinical information, and develops a differential diagnosis.The answer is then revealed with the assistance of Radiology and/or Pathology.
Once a month, the residents meet with the Program Director, Associate Program Director and Chief Resident. Any suggestions, issues and concerns are raised for discussion.The group can brain storm on ways to improve the residency.Many of our new innovations have been developed at our monthly Buzz Session.