Englewood Hospital residency takes great pride in its formal teaching sessions. Below are the academic conferences in which the residents are required to participate.
8:00 – 9:00 AM (Tuesdays)
This is an interactive conference for all residents geared toward discussing an interesting case from the prior night’s admissions. This time is used for brief case review, but primarily focuses on disease management. From our discussion, we are able to generate PICO or clinical questions to guide further learning and stimulate discussion on our resident/faculty group chat. This conference is moderated by our chief resident with support by core faculty.
Ambulatory Academic Half Day
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Tuesdays)
All residents in Ambulatory blocks attend this weekly session. Here residents learn core ambulatory medicine topics in a flipped classroom style approach. This time slot also houses our Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) curriculum where residents learn to appropriately appraise journal articles.
Intern Morning Report
8:00 – 9:00 AM (Wednesdays)
Case discussion for interns focused on ensuring a standardized approach to history-taking, physical exam, formulating differential diagnosis and developing comprehensive summary statements. Here we review illness scripts for diagnoses to ensure we are on the right track with clinical reasoning. This conference is moderated by our chief residents with core faculty present.
Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 – 9:00 AM (Thursdays)
A weekly conference that brings together Medicine faculty and subspecialists to hear about key topics and advancements in Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialties. Selected speakers include Englewood Hospital faculty and visiting professors from all over the country. Some other conferences held during this time are the following:
- Patient Safety Conference: This is a multidisciplinary conference presented in a “grand rounds” format. After going through our robust Patient Safety training, each PGY3 resident is responsible for performing a root-case-analysis of a patient who sustained an adverse outcome. The goal of this conference is to identify break-downs in our system and identify ways to provide safer patient care.
- Quality Improvement Conference: Our longitudinal Quality Improvement curriculum is embedded with the PGY2 Ambulatory curriculum. Throughout their Ambulatory blocks residents get dedicated time to meet with faculty advisor and work on their projects. The results of these projects are presented at the end of the academic year during our QI conferences.
- Clinical Pathological Conference: Held quarterly, this conference is presented by one of our residents in a “Grand Rounds” setting. In this conference, an interesting case with an unusual diagnosis is presented by the resident and the differential diagnoses and suggested work-up is argued by generalists, subspecialists and non-medical specialists in attendance. Residents then discuss the hospital course, including relevant radiology and pathology, reveal the diagnosis and give a discussion on the topic. It’s a wonderful opportunity faculty to role model their diagnostic approaches, but the best part is seeing which attending can guess the correct diagnosis!
12:00 – 1:00 PM (daily)
Our daily lunch-and-learn session where residents are taught core topics in General Internal Medicine and all of the subspecialties by a faculty attending or subspecialist. Our chief residents are strategic in selecting content to mirror that covered on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s certification exam. In addition to these core topics covered, we also have sessions geared toward the following:
- Board Review: Monthly session lead by the Chief Resident to cover high yield topics and ABIM test-taking strategies.
- Evidence-Based Medicine/Journal Club: A monthly conference where PGY3 reviews research study design and critical appraisal of literature.
- Hospitalist Rounds: Highly engaging conference series led by the Hospitalist team utilizing evidence-based medicine to lead discussion on core inpatient-related topics.
- Infectious Disease Rounds: Weekly conference where and ID specialists sits down with the floor team residents to discuss work-up and antibiotic management for current team patients.
- Procedure Workshops: To ensure our trainees are tenets of performing procedures, procedure workshops are hosted throughout the year. During these sessions, residents undergo simulation training in procedures such as central line and arterial line placement, paracentesis and arthrocentesis.
- Gel Rounds: To supplement our POCUS curriculum, residents have hands-on ultrasound scanning sessions with one of our POCUS-certified subspecialists. Each sessions follows a curricular focus and covers topics such as cardiopulmonary imaging, evaluation of a critically-ill patient and ultrasound-guided central line placement. Residents have their didactic and simulation sessions before this hands-on session so that the focus is strictly on practice and honing skills.
- Professional Development Workshops: Although many residents enter residency training with their long-term career plans in mind, many do not have a road map to ensure success. Our professional development workshops are in place to provide overall guidance in career planning, but also focus on helping our trainees prepare for public speaking engagements and fellowship/job interviews. These workshops have been well received and we are constantly looking for ways to add to the series.
- Breaking Bad News/Adverse Event Reporting: Having goals of care discussions, sharing an unfortunate test result or reporting adverse events are not easy tasks, even for the most seasoned attending. To ensure our residents receive standardized training in having difficult conversations, each resident goes through simulation training in compassionate communication.
- Oncology Grand Rounds
- Breast Cancer Conference
- Cardiac Cath Conference