The Wayne State Internal Medicine Program gives special emphasis to the Didactic curriculum. The Program takes pride that Didactic scheduling and invitations to lecture are resident led and driven. The Program curriculum is guided by the ABIM requirements.
Resident didactics and conferences are held daily on all weekdays between 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM.
Didactic scheduling is done by the Academic Chief Resident in conjunction with the Program Director at the beginning of the rotation block. The calendar is available below.
Various components of resident didactics are described below.
"Morning reports" are scheduled at least thrice a week. A patient who was admitted and managed by the intern-senior team is presented by the intern with the senior resident supervising the presentation.
Our "Morning reports" have repeatedly been described by our residents as the most valuable part of the didactics. We encourage residents to stick as closely as possible to the patient case and have a few slides on learning value from that particular case.
Morning reports are heavy on audience interaction. The goal is to cover all common cases being managed on the floor.
Faculty lecture is held every Monday between 12:00 Noon -1 pm. This usually covers a high value topic and typically covers Guidelines and Standards of Management.
Journal club is held once a month. Senior residents are assigned a paper to present. Residents prepare Journal club talks under supervision of Associate Program Director. Residents are encouraged to present the study while sticking to the PICO model. After presentation of the article, questions and discussion of the article as well as clinical relevance to daily practice is discussed.
Board reviews are held every Friday and conjunctly done by Clinic resident as well as Faculty. The first hour is reserved for review lecture, followed by questions from MKSAP board review course.
Cardiac Cath Conference
The Cardiology Senior Resident presents a challenging case managed during the Cardiology rotation to a multidisciplinary audience of Cardiologists, Cardiac personnel and Nursing Staff.
Morbidity and Mortality Report
This is a case that is presented by a Second Year resident with a focus quality improvement parameters.
Cardiology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Palliative Care, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology attendings are scheduled to deliver talks based on the ABIM curriculum.
The Program also participates in Schwartz Rounds, Tumor Boards and Hospital Grand Rounds which are held periodically.
Current Didactic Calendar