Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Conference Schedule

Morning report is held every weekday for residents and interns at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the VA. Other activities include a weekly case management conference, Firm Conference, in which the diagnosis and management of current cases are discussed by faculty members, and housestaff members. Daily Noon conferences include a core curriculum conference at the start of each academic year, a faculty lectures series, a second year resident lecture series, M&M, autopsy conference and a clinicopathologic conference presented by selected third year residents.

Our residents participate in various interactive educational conferences. Procedural skills such as central line placement, diagnostic imaging with bedside echocardiography, and physical exam skills are taught in a collegial, hands on atmosphere. Innovative conferences include small group sessions on professionalism.

A question based board review is held year round that has proven effective at keeping Northwestern residents with one of the highest 10-year boards pass rates in the country. A journal club is held monthly with some of our leading clinical researchers. Medical Grand Rounds are held weekly. Traditionally, faculty members at Northwestern have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as advisors and are enthusiastic about this opportunity. Mentoring opportunities occur in the second residency year in which each resident is paired with a faculty mentor to prepare a talk regarding a clinical or research question. This lecture is presented to the Department as part of the noon conference series. On all services, teaching rounds are held daily. This may include early morning rounds, mid-morning rounds, and afternoon rounds. Bedside teaching is emphasized.

Sample Daily Schedule

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30-8:30 AM

Morning Report

Grand Rounds

Morning Report

Morning Report

Morning Report

8:30-11:00 AM

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds

Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds

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12:00-1:00 PM

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Resident Talks

Firm Conference

CPC / M&M / Autopsy Conference

Afternoon

Various educational activities: team teaching, simulation, workshops, research

conferences

"On a daily basis, I expand my medical knowledge through Firm Conference and Morning Report. The cases always stimulate a fervor of intellectual energy, innovative problem solving, and inspire self-growth as a clinician."