Today is Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Academic Half Day

We believe traditional noon conference with PowerPoint and lunch is obsolete.

We created the Academic Half Day on Thursday afternoons to move us away from simply showing and knowing, and more toward knowing and doing.

We work in learning communities. Groups of 8-10 residents work together with consistent faculty mentorship over the course of the year.

Conferences are case-based. We start with the knowledge gained by assigned readings and work towards application of that knowledge to patient care.

In Academic Half Day you will not sit and receive knowledge passively, For example, during the acute coronary syndrome presentation we ask you to write a set of admission orders for an ACS patient. For the joint exam presentation you examine actual joints. For the breaking bad news conference, you practice delivering information in a very real set of exercises. And for Acid-Base we flipped he classroom -- you watch the 'lecture" ahead of time, and then solve Acid-Base problems during the conference. We never do the same thing twice, but we always DO something.

We protect this time for learning. Hospitalists admit patients and cover most of the wards (excluding the code team) during the Academic Half Day. You will not have ambulatory clinic during this time. And we have partnered with our nursing staff to minimize interruptions.

If you miss a conference you can review all the materials on Osmosis (including the cases and associated flashcards and test questions), and you can meet with members of your learning community and work together as a team.

To read more about our Academic Half Day -- click here.

An example of the Academic Half Day Curriculum is below:

Topic Topic Topic
2-Jul Intro/Sign Out/Cross Cover Sign Out/Cross Cover Sign Out/Cross Cover
9-Jul ACS/Chest Pain ACS/Chest Pain EKG Conference
16-Jul COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure
23-Jul Pneumonia Antibiotics Sepsis
30-Jul HTN Syncope EKG Conference
6-Aug DM management DM management DM management
13-Aug Electrolytes I CHF CHF
20-Aug Acid Base Acid Base EKG Conference
27-Aug VTE (assessment) VTE (management) Medicine in the Media
3-Sep Electrolytes II Renal Failure (Acute) Renal Failure (Chronic/ESRD)
10-Sep GI Bleeding Pancreatitis Hepatitis
17-Sep Diarrhea Constipation EKG Conference
24-Sep ESLD ESLD Electrolytes III
1-Oct Meningitis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections EKG Conference
8-Oct Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies
15-Oct Pain Management Pain Management Pain Management
22-Oct HIV HIV HIV
29-Oct Abdominal Pain/Acute Abdominal Pain/Acute EKG Conference
5-Nov Common cross cover issues Effective sign-out Altered mental status
12-Nov ACS/Chest Pain ACS/Chest Pain EKG Conference
19-Nov COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure
26-Nov Thanksgiving    
3-Dec Pneumonia Antibiotics Sepsis
10-Dec HTN Syncope EKG Conference
17-Dec DM management DM management DM management
24-Dec Christmas Eve    
31-Dec CHF CHF CHF
7-Jan Acid Base Acid Base EKG Conference
14-Jan VTE (assessment) VTE (management) VTE (prevention)
21-Jan Renal Failure (Acute) Renal Failure (Chronic) Renal Failure (ESRD)
28-Jan GI Bleeding Pancreatitis Hepatitis
4-Feb Diarrhea Constipation EKG Conference
11-Feb ESLD ESLD ESLD
18-Feb Meningitis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections EKG Conference
25-Feb Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies
4-Mar Pain Management Pain Management Pain Management
11-Mar HIV HIV HIV
18-Mar Abdominal Pain/Acute Abdominal Pain/Acute EKG Conference
25-Mar Perioperative Evaluation Perioperative Evaluation Perioperative Evaluation
1-Apr Dealing With Difficult Patient Dealing With Difficult Patient Dealing With Difficult Patient
8-Apr Career Development Career Development EKG Conference
15-Apr Billing and Coding Billing and Coding Billing and Coding
22-Apr Career Development Career Development EKG Conference
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More Information

Program Coordinator
Liz Bauke
ucintmed@uc.edu