WellSpan Medical Education

Teaching Conferences

IMG 9931We offer a full range of didactic sessions in our program.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now have hybrid sessions, with a socially distanced cohort attending the session in person, while others concurrently participate in the sessions virtually.  A brief description of our major teaching conferences follows:

Noon Conference:  Presented largely by core and subspecialty faculty, the noon conference series seeks to cover core internal medicine curriculum over the course of a resident’s three years in the program.  The curriculum is organized by month (for example, September is focused on cardiology, October is focused on rheumatology, etc.).

Case Conference:  Residents present clinical cases in an interactive fashion, with a core faculty facilitator.  The focus can be on diagnosis, management, complications or other aspects of a disease process or symptom complex.

Patient Safety Conference:  Monthly conference that features a clinical case with focus on principles of patient safe.  Similar in some ways to the traditional morbidity and mortality conference, but with focus on defining and attempting to ameliorate system-based sources of error.

Tissue-Based Pathology Conference:  Monthly conference in which a resident presents a case in which a formal tissue diagnosis was made.  A staff pathologist attends and leads review of the tissue samples.

Journal Club:  Coinciding with the subspecialty topic of the month, residents will review primary literature in that field, developing important skills in critical appraisal of the primary literature.

Shedding Light on the Night:  A monthly retrospective clinical reasoning session where residents have the opportunity to reflect on their diagnostic and therapeutic decisions for patients that they admitted while on night float.

MKSAP Review:  Once or twice per month, a faculty member will review MKSAP questions with the residents.

Board Review:  From August through June, we run a weekly one-hour session based on the ACP’s Board Review Curriculum primarily intended to help PGY3 residents as they prepare for the boards.

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