Morning Report is conducted by the chief medical residents and designated faculty. Selected clinical material is reviewed in depth, and active participation is encouraged. All residents and students assigned to inpatient medical services are expected to attend.
Intern Morning Report takes place weekly for the first 6 months of the year. It is designed to give specific attention to issues that every intern needs to know. This includes the basic approach to common problems, discharge planning, communication skills, palliative care and basic test interpretation.
Senior Morning Report occurs every Thursday. At this conference, senior residents assigned to the Staff and Hospitalist General Medicine services present a brief patient vignette followed by a literature review that addresses clinical questions that were key to the case presented. This literature is discussed by employing EBM principles, with assistance from our EBM faculty.
Patient Management Rounds led by the senior resident, take place daily on each patient care team.
Teaching Rounds by faculty occur daily for each inpatient team and in the critical care units.
Program Director's rounds are scheduled with each team during the month. These sessions involve formal, bedside teaching with one of the Program Directors or senior faculty.
Medical Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday, and include presentations from our faculty and guest speakers. One session per month is reserved for the departmental Morbidity and Mortality conference.
Noon Didactic Conference occurs daily, Monday through Friday. A three-year rotating curriculum is followed in the selection of noon conference topics. Pathophysiology, basic science review, clinical presentations, and review of current concepts are emphasized. A board review series utilizing audience response technology is included. We also incorporate case-based and interactive ethics conferences, and practical, outpatient-based topic reviews.
ECG Conference is held monthly to provide formal instruction in ECG interpretation to first-year residents as well as other interested residents and medical students.
Subspecialty conferences are offered in all medical subspecialties. Residents are expected to participate in the didactic program of the respective subspecialties during rotations on these services, and are encouraged to attend whenever possible throughout the year.
Clinic Conferences/Topics in Primary Care are provided daily for residents on clinic block months. The core curriculum of ambulatory care topics is reviewed in these sessions. The residents participating in their Clinic Block months present the topics. Clinic team attending physicians and Chief Residents also attend and provide comments and feedback.
Journal Club/Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum takes place as part of the clinic conference series. Development of critical reading skills is emphasized, along with medical decision-making and biostatistics. Papers are discussed in small group format to improve participation and learning. Each month a different clinic team, under the guidance of one of the EBM faculty, will prepare the discussion based on a clinical question.
MICU Ethics Conference is presented monthly, reviewing ethical questions surrounding the care of critically ill patients.
The Stanford Clinical Teaching Skills Curriculum is provided annually for all second-year residents through a series of eight interactive small-group learning sessions.