Educational Experiences

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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 Setting)
      • 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 conferences.
  • 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 that evidence.
  • 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 cases
  • 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