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We believe traditional noon conference with PowerPoint and lunch is obsolete.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

Academic Half Day

We work in learning communities. Groups of 8-10 residents work together with consistent faculty mentorship over the course of the year. Residents now rate Academic Half Day as the highest rated conference in the program.

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

You will not sit and receive knowledge passively in Academic Half Day. For example, during the acute coronary syndrome presentation we ask you to write a set of admission orders for an ACS patient. For the neuro exam presentation you perform an actual exam with an expert neurologist. And for Acid-Base we flipped the classroom -- you watch the 'lecture" ahead of time, and then use the Acid Base Workbook during the conference (same for introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine).

We never do the same thing twice, but we always DO something.

We protect this time for learning. Hospitalists and senior residents 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.

If you miss a conference you can review all the materials on our residency website and you can meet with members of your learning community and work together as a team.

To read more about our Academic Half Day.

An example of the Academic Half Day Curriculum is below:

  • Acid/Base
  • Syncope
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Pneumonia
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Endocarditis
  • High Yield Board Review
  • Sepsis
  • GI Bleed
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Anemia
  • Antibiotics
  • Liver Disease
  • Approach to the Difficult Patient
  • Liquid Tumors
  • Meningitis
  • Neuro Exam
  • Heme/Onc Emergencies
  • AKI
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Palliation and Pain Management
  • Rheumatologic Emergencies
  • Dermatology for the Internist
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Toxicology
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Cognitive Bias
  • Respiratory Failure & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Solid Malignancy
  • Hyponatremia
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University of Cincinnati
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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0557

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