Outpatient Educational Experiences
- Core Topics in Internal Medicine Primary Care: This is a resident led session reviewing a topic from the Hopkins PEAC Ambulatory
Care Modules. Content may be supplemented with other resources, such as MKSAP questions.
Over 3 years, residents cover the entire Hopkins PEAC Ambulatory Curriculum. Residents
are encouraged to try various teaching modalities to improve teaching skills. Coaching
and feedback are available from faculty prior to and after each session.
- Doctoring Skills Practicum: A session for residents to work on interview, teaching or physical exam skills.
- "Doctoring Skills" Sample Topics
- Relationship Centered Interviewing (Emotion Handling, Reflective Listening, Agenda
- Teaching Skills for Clinical Care and Group Presentations
- Shared Decision-Making Workshop
- Motivational Interviewing
- Physical Exam Skills
- Managing Conflict
- Psychosocial Rounds: This is a forum for residents to discuss challenges faced as a physician in training
and is meant to offer peer support to problem solve.
- Cases may include:
- Difficult interactions or situations
- Dealings with patients, peers, superiors, staff, etc.
- Residents are pre-assigned to present cases for each session.
- Trained faculty facilitate each session using a debrief and reflection model to guide
and support problem solving.
- Quality Improvement & Scholarly Activities Session: A comprehensive guided course reviewing process and quality improvement, with didactic
and hands on applications. Residents work in small groups focused on designing, implementing,
and publishing a quality improvement project with the intent of presenting at professional
- Leadership & Career Development Seminar: Dedicated to furthering resident career development through topics including: CV
and personal statement writing workshops, negotiating a job search, how to survive
as an internist.
- Population Health & Telemedicine: Weekly administrative time focused on reviewing chronic disease population panels,
identifying ways to engage/re-engage patients into care, and connecting with patients
and faculty to enhance communication around abnormal clinical results.
- Primary Care Grand Rounds: A conference with primary care attendings, featuring guest speakers on various topics.
- Outpatient Report: A practical case-based session where 2 residents will each present a case with concise
teaching points targeted to be 30 minutes each including discussion. Presenters are
encouraged to try different teaching strategies to involve participants and maximize
learner engagement. Faculty/Chief Resident meet with residents before and after each
session to provide coaching and feedback. This is another opportunity to try new teaching
skills techniques like group facilitation, or clinical microskills.
- Evidence Based Practice Journal Article Review: Landmark outpatient articles are presented by an assigned resident. The goal is
to gain insight into the evidence behind why we practice the way we do, and to evaluate
- Humanism in Medicine: Humanism in healthcare is characterized by a respectful and compassionate relationship
between physicians, as well as all other members of the healthcare team, and their
patients. It reflects attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to the values and
the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of others (Arnold P. Gold Foundation). These sessions
are devoted to reflection of our core values and honing our clarity of purpose and
effectiveness as physicians and healers.
Inpatient Educational Experiences:
- Noon conference: Lectures are given by specialists three times a week on core topics in Internal Medicine
- Resident/Intern report: Weekly resident led teaching sessions on interesting cases
- Weekly Wednesday Nuggets: Brief weekly sessions taught by primary care faculty focused on topics relevant
to current inpatient clinical cases
- Journal Club: Weekly sessions where residents discuss landmark trials
- Morbidity and Mortality: Monthly sessions where faculty and residents debrief and learn from challenging
- Simulation lab: Mannequin based simulation designed to recreate code scenarios and help residents
practice procedural skills
- Point of Care Ultrasound: Dedicated noon-conference lectures by faculty members board-certified in echocardiography
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