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Department of Pediatrics

Quillen College of Medicine

Resident Conference & Didactic Schedule


Resident Conference Schedule

  • Monday Morning Report: The report s led by the residents. They present an interesting case and discuss management diagnosis of an interesting case. The resident may lead fun educational games for residents and medical students.

    Friday Morning Report: The report is led by faculty, typically by one of the hospitalists. They present
    interesting cases that were recently admitted to the hospital.

  • Tuell Time: A monthly meeting of residents held by the program director. This open forum from the program director is to update the group on programmatic news and recognize outstanding resident work from the past month.

  • Evidence-Based Medicine Journal Club: Residents lead an evidence-based journal club once a month. Journal club is a dynamic meeting where evidence chosen to answer current clinical questions is discussed. A primary goal of journal lab is the acquisition of critical appraisal and research skills. Residents lead the interactive discussion around a single journal article each session with support for planning their presentation from clinical and research faculty mentors.

  • Quality Improvement: 1st year residents participate in a QI curriculum and development of quality improvement projects in the hospital. As a group, they identify areas of improvement, collect data, and implement a process for improvement. Past projects have included developing a new asthma treatment weaning protocol, adopting evidence-based pneumonia care guidelines, and implementation of a standardized patient handoff.

  • Simulation LabResidents attend simulation lab once a month where they participate in scenarios with high-fidelity mannequins. The residents practice managing cases and improving their clinical skills. A faculty member is present to assist residents with debrief. Residents also practice ACGME required procedures on task trainers during that time.

  • Grand Rounds:A traditional didactic lecture where a content expert presents on a variety of topics within their specialty.

  • Nelson Curriculum:The Nelson curriculum is an 18-month systems-based learning curriculum guided from the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Each month faculty are identified and lecture on high-yield clinical topics. At the end of each month, an exam of board-style questions is given to the residents. This exam is reviewed with faculty the same day. This allows for discussion on how to approach questions on the ABP board exam.

  • Lectures also include:

    • Neonatal Lecture:Case-based lecture from the neonatal intensive care unit led by a resident and monitored by a neonatologist.

    • Morbidity & Mortality: Residents, faculty, and hospital staff attend mortality and morbidity lecture. The focus of M&M is to highlight a case that presented a systems error which could have lead to morbidity or mortality. The goal is to develop action items among a multidisciplinary team to improve the outcome of patient care.


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