Will I Learn to Teach?
Every Monday morning, all family medicine residents on hospital medicine teams meet to present and review an inpatient case. This morning report activity is facilitated by one of the family medicine chief residents with family medicine faculty providing additional learning.
Every morning, Tuesday through Friday, all second- and third-year residents on inpatient medicine rotations meet for an hour to discuss two inpatient or outpatient cases. As the resident’s case presentation unfolds, other residents comment on differential diagnosis, work-up, and management strategy. This morning report activity is facilitated by an internal medicine or med-peds chief resident. Faculty from both the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine departments attend to provide additional learning.
Two mornings each week, all first-year (R1) residents who are on inpatient medicine rotations meet for one hour to discuss one or two patients with either the Family Medicine or Med/Peds chief resident and a faculty member. Each R1 has an opportunity to present at least two patients over the course of the month.
Teaching Medical Students
There is ample opportunity in residency for upper level residents to work with medical students. Especially since the recent launch of the required MS3 family medicine clerkship, R2 and R3 residents will commonly have 3rd or 4th year medical students with them in their outpatient clinics. Medical students frequently rotate on family medicine hospital medicine teams as well. Family Medicine is also one of the accepted options for the mandatory MS4 acting internship (sub-I). Students rotate with both the family medicine continuity service team in the hospital and attend family medicine deliveries and do postpartum/newborn rounding with the family medicine OB attending. For those with additional interest, there are opportunities to facilitate group learning activities for MS1 and MS2 students.
Two prominent components of our Thursday afternoon are the clinical reasoning Mystery Case presentations and the didactic presentations. Residents are encouraged to participate in giving these talks if they have interest.
Medical Education Area of Concentration
Our residency program offers an Area of Concentration (AOC) in medical education for interested residents. It involves formal opportunities for teaching residents and medical students, curricular development, scholarly work, and structured feedback and mentoring from senior faculty members. More information on this AOC can be found in our Areas of Concentration page.