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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We believe traditional noon conference with PowerPoint and lunch is obsolete.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
Intro/Sign Out/Cross Cover Sign Out/Cross Cover Sign Out/Cross Cover
ACS/Chest Pain ACS/Chest Pain EKG Conference
COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure
Pneumonia Antibiotics Sepsis
HTN Syncope EKG Conference
DM management DM management DM management
Electrolytes I CHF CHF
Acid Base Acid Base EKG Conference
VTE (assessment) VTE (management) Medicine in the Media
Electrolytes II Renal Failure (Acute) Renal Failure (Chronic/ESRD)
GI Bleeding Pancreatitis Hepatitis
Diarrhea Constipation EKG Conference
ESLD ESLD Electrolytes III
Meningitis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections EKG Conference
Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies
Pain Management Pain Management Pain Management
HIV HIV HIV
Abdominal Pain/Acute Abdominal Pain/Acute EKG Conference
Common cross cover issues Effective sign-out Altered mental status
ACS/Chest Pain ACS/Chest Pain EKG Conference
COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure COPD/Asthma/ Failure
Thanksgiving    
Pneumonia Antibiotics Sepsis
HTN Syncope EKG Conference
DM management DM management DM management
Christmas Eve    
CHF CHF CHF
Acid Base Acid Base EKG Conference
VTE (assessment) VTE (management) VTE (prevention)
Renal Failure (Acute) Renal Failure (Chronic) Renal Failure (ESRD)
GI Bleeding Pancreatitis Hepatitis
Diarrhea Constipation EKG Conference
ESLD ESLD ESLD
Meningitis Skin and Soft Tissue Infections EKG Conference
Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies Hem-Onc Emergencies
Pain Management Pain Management Pain Management
HIV HIV HIV
Abdominal Pain/Acute Abdominal Pain/Acute EKG Conference
Perioperative Evaluation Perioperative Evaluation Perioperative Evaluation
Dealing With Difficult Patient Dealing With Difficult Patient Dealing With Difficult Patient
Career Development Career Development EKG Conference
Billing and Coding Billing and Coding Billing and Coding
Career Development Career Development EKG Conference
Internal Medicine Resident Group Picture

More Information

Program Coordinator
Liz Bauke
ucintmed@uc.edu