Loyola's Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency programs provide their residents and faculty with a myriad of conferences. Conference attendance is not only encouraged, it's required.
Program Director view from a Med-Peds Monthly Meeting
General Medicine Morning Report
Gen Med morning report is a conference specifically designed for residents and students on their General Medicine rotation. In addition to the typical case presentation format, each session also features a brief clinical question discussion led by an individual Gen Med team. Special Gen Med Morning Report sessions include Hospitalist Lecture Series, Friday Morning Quarterback, and Harvey [The Heart Sounds Simulator] Day.
This departmental conference, led by the Chief Residents, includes evidence-based topic discussions, case presentations, journal reviews, and even board preparation materials.
These conferences occur weekly.
Summer Lecture Series
In June, July, and August, these Department of Medicine conferences are geared toward the interns to help them assess and manage acute patient problems. Examples include: seizure management, fluid and electrolyte disorders, ECG interpretation, chest pain management, and respiratory distress.
These lecture series occur regularly on subspecialty rotations.
Clinical Pathophysiology Conference (CPC)
A weekly, senior resident-presented case involving an unusual disease or clinical presentation with attending discussion and debate. One of the most distinguished conferences in the Department of Medicine.
The Pediatric Department has a daily morning report. Although format may vary, the typical approach involves presenting a patient as an unknown who is “worked up” by the audience, followed by an evidence-based discussion led by the chief resident. Interns, senior residents, medical students, and even fellows and attending faculty participate in these conferences.
Pediatric Thursday conferences are designed to help residents prepare for boards. These lectures are given by attendings who are experts in the field. Conference occurs only once per week, from 11am to 1pm. The time is protected and lunch is provided.
These conferences occur weekly and include Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Conference and Senior Resident Research Presentations.