Noon conference takes place each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the Bradley Lecture Center. Residents are provided with a free, hot meal daily during these lectures and all residents’ pagers are held and answered by the chief residents so that the residents will be able to spend the hour focused on the lecture. Noon conferences are done by faculty and staff. The material covered is based on an 18 month curriculum created by the curriculum committee that covers board specs from each subspecialty. Noon conferences are available online for residents.
Morning report takes place every morning at 7:55 in the Bradley Lecture Center. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the General Inpatient Service (GIPS) resident on call presents a case about a patient on their team, and the chief residents serve as a facilitator.
The PICU team presents on Tuesdays with Dr. Nancy Tofil serving as facilitator. On Fridays the eight subspecialty teams present on a rotating basis. The subspecialties include Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, and Pulmonary. Their presentations are subspecialty specific and often there are attending from that subspecialty present to aid in discussion.
Ethics Morning Report occurs on the first Friday of each month. A patient case with an interesting ethical dilemma is presented by a resident and Dr. Leon Dure serves as the facilitator. Morning report is interactive with resident and attending participation in discussing the history, physical exam, differential diagnosis, and management of the case. Many times there is a radiologist present to review films and specialists are always willing to provide additional education about disease specific processes.
Outpatient Morning Report is every Wednesday morning at 8:30am and residents on outpatient rotations go there after the 8am morning report to discuss outpatient cases specifically. Community pediatricians and faculty are invited, but this is specifically a resident and intern led activity.