Morning Report

Serves as the highlight of our conference series. It is scheduled for each weekday and attended by house staff from all levels of training. These sessions focus upon a discussion of challenging cases, with a review of physical findings, clinical reasoning, pathophysiology, cost-effective use of diagnostic studies, management options, and a selective review of the literature.

Grand Rounds

A departmental-wide weekly academic activity, attended by all housestaff and faculty. This is a topic-based discussion by well-regarded speakers of new and important topics relevant to Internal Medicine.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

A monthly departmental conference attended by faculty and residents that focuses on processes that lead to errors and sub-optimal patient care. Principles of quality improvement are reviewed and discussed.

Journal Club

A residency-wide monthly conference that is attended by faculty and housestaff. The goal of the conference is to engage residents in the critical appraisal of the medical literature and teach core principles of evidence based medicine.

Afternoon Conference

All house staff are required to attend a one hour afternoon conference at 12pm. The conference topics are designed to provide a broad review of important core topic in Internal Medicine. The American College of Physicians curriculum on High Value Care is delivered annually as part of afternoon conference and led by the core faculty. Once per week, Afternoon conference is focused on Board review and led by one of our faculty members. Our Evidence Based Medicine and Research Conferences and also conducted as part of the Afternoon Conference schedule.

Tumor Board

Tumor Board is a monthly multidisciplinary review and discussion of cancer cases, newly diagnosed or recurrent, including review of radiology, surgery, pathology, staging and discussion of treatment options.

The Breast Cancer Conference

The Breast Cancer Conference is a multidisciplinary review and discussion of Breast Cancer cases, newly diagnosed or recurrent, including review of the pertinent radiology, biopsy results, surgical options, and treatment. The conference occurs every other week.

Ambulatory Conference

Ambulatory Conference occurs during each residents “+1” week and are focused on exploring challenging outpatient cases as well as reviewing pre-assigned cases from the Yale Ambulatory Curriculum. There are two one hour sessions per week during ambulatory block sessions.

There are also multiple simulation sessions for all residents throughout the training program that work on skills such ACLS/resuscitation, team work, and patient communication. In addition, there is an annual “Research and Quality Improvement Fair” that gives residents and faculty an opportunity to present their work, both during oral presentation and poster sessions.