Our residency program has morning report daily from 8am to 8:30am in our new conference room in Jennie Sealy Hospital. On most days, PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents present patient cases for work-up and discussion.
In addition to the exercises below, PGY-3 residents also give presentations about different subject matter in a particular field of interest. This allows development of their public speaking skills and to educate residents about something that interests them. Prior Resident Talk topics have included: inpatient diabetes control, wound care, interpreting PFTs, and allergy/immunology for the internist.
- On Mondays, the discussion consists of a PICO (Patient Intervention Comparison Outcome) question relevant to the case, based upon literature review. The PICO question identifies a specific patient population with a subsequent intervention followed by a comparison of the outcome among the groups studied. Then the resident presents a journal article to answer their question. This tool teaches residents how to critically review the current medical literature.
- On other days, a team-based approach is used to work-up cases seen at UTMB with an emphasis on teaching points relevant to the presented case.
- On Fridays, faculty are invited to participate and work-up the patient case. They offer valuable teaching points to the residents and offer expertise with years of experience.
Our residency program has noon conference daily from 12pm - 1pm on a variety of topics. During the 13 blocks of the year, each block has a different subspecialty theme. Faculty from various subspecialties are invited to give lectures on a variety of topics. Furthermore, other topics are interspersed throughout the month including: Journal Club (2 times per month), Resident Board Review (2-4 times per month) Morbidity and Mortality conference, and monthly House Staff meetings. In addition, Wellness lectures/activities, skill-based lectures/activities, and quality improvement lectures are also incorporated on a regular basis. Food is often provided.