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Interesting Case Conference

The purpose of the conference is to provide a  forum in which the fellows gather with key clinical faculty to discuss difficult or interesting/unusual cases, subtle points of management styles, interpretation of radiology studies in clinical context, and just general Systems-Based Practice management questions.  Conference is held twice a month, and is usually centered around one to three case presentations. 

Interesting Case Conference Competencies

Patient Care

Principal Educational Goals

  • To enhance patient care by exploring subtle nuances of case management not often covered in more formal, didactic sessions. 
  • To expand radiologic interpretation skills.

Medical Knowledge

Principal Educational Goals

  • Reviewing indications, contraindications, and limitations of various diagnostic tools, such as endoscopic and radiologic studies.
  • Reviewing practical and applicable information for clinical case management.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Principal Educational Goals

  • To explore differences in management styles that improve processes of care.
  • To explore clinical errors and learn to improve by avoiding the errors of others.

Interpersonal Skills and Communication

Principal Educational Goal

  • Same as goals addressed in this competency section of the GI Clinical Conferences.

Professionalism

Principal Educational Goal

  • Same as goals addressed in this competency section of the GI Clinical Conferences.

Systems-Based Practice

Principal Educational Goals

  • This conference exercise really provides a unique opportunity for fellows to explore the subtleties and daily practical management strategies of delivering health care in a medical subspecialty practice.
  • A chance to review the strengths but also the impediments to applying evidence-based and cost-conscious medical practice across all aspects of the health care system.