Education / Conferences


gen-dent-eduAt NUMC, your education will be enhanced by a wide range of learning experiences. From daily teaching rounds to subspecialty conferences and visiting professor lectures, formal teaching occurs multiple times each day. Your confidence will grow from the interaction and guidance you will receive from our attending physicians. During your residency you will participate in:

  • Grand Rounds. Weekly formal lectures prepared by residents provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of various disease processes. Clinical seminars feature many prominent speakers from outside the Medical Center.
  • Core Lecture Series. Lectures by faculty from the attending staff on both general and subspecialty internal medicine.
  • Journal Clubs. Monthly discussions of recent literature with an emphasis on critical appraisal skills.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences. A formal opportunity for the residents to discuss cases each week with the program directors in a supportive learning environment.
  • Clinical-Pathological Conferences. Residents are presented with the clinical course, radiological findings, and relevant laboratory results for a particular patient. The resident then analyzes the case and presents his or her thinking process to the program in an educational format.
  • Critical Care Conferences. Residents rotating in the ICU have lectures scheduled several times a week with intensivists to review relevant topics such as EKG tutorials or ventilator management.
  • Attending Work Rounds. Attending work rounds are held by board-certified, specialist-trained faculty. These discussions focus on patients’ management skills.
  • Teaching Report. Full-time faculty lead these case-based teaching sessions. All levels of residents and medical students participate in these practical discussions. Topics range from differential diagnosis, therapeutic plan, controversies, and ethical dilemmas.
  • Morning Report. A morning report audience will include medical students, residents, fellows, and general and subspecialty attendings coming together to contribute to the learning environment.

These conferences are well-attended by both faculty and house staff, which encourages the active interchange of ideas.