Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
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Conference Schedule

Morning report is held every weekday for residents and interns at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the VA. Systems and quality education (including M&M and root-cause analysis conferences) are incorporated into morning report. Our residents participate in various interactive educational conferences. Procedural skills such as central line placement and physical exam skills are taught in a collegial, hands-on atmosphere. Innovative conferences include small-group sessions on social determinants of health, professionalism and end of life discussions.

A question-based board review is held year-round and 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 core faculty. Medical Grand Rounds are held weekly. Traditionally, faculty members at Northwestern have enjoyed the opportunity to serve as advisers 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. 

Sample Daily Schedule

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Morning Report

Grand Rounds

Morning Report

Morning Report

Morning Report

8:30 - 11 a.m.

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

Teaching Rounds

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds

Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds

Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds Structured Interdisciplinary Rounds

12 - 1 p.m.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Resident Talks

Firm Conference

CPC  

Afternoon

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

 

"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."

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