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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Medicine

Curriculum

Noon Conference

  • 3 days/week and tailored to cover all major topics detailed in the ABIM blueprint
  • Divided into systems and topics are presented by faculty from the relevant specialty
  • Video conferenced across all sites and available on ONEDRIVE for self-study
  • Monthly quiz based on topics covered

Morning Report

  • 3 days/week while inpatient and is site specific
  • Facilitated by a chief resident and faculty
  • Covers inpatient cases with high-yield teaching points presented by interns or residents
  • 1 morning report/week at University Hospital Brooklyn dedicated to a Wellness Curriculum

Weekly Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

  • Presented by both local and external experts in their fields

Monthly Morbidity & Mortality Conference

  • Debriefing and discussion of key learning points on challenging cases.

Weekly Evidence Based Medicine Sessions/Journal Club

  • Occur in both the inpatient and outpatient settings discussing key approaches to understanding medical literature through review of current relevant medical articles

Simulation Lab

  • These are located at each of our facilities and allow for simulation of procedures and code scenarios

Academic Half-Days

  • UHB: there are 2 academic half days per week while on ambulatory blocks. Consisting of:
    • Dedicated ultrasound curriculum
    • High yield board review including mksap questions and nejm case based learning.
    • Journal club
    • University of John’s Hopkins modules
    • The Clinic also has its own butterfly and iPAD to help facilitate the residents refining their ultrasound skills. 
  • VA: occur weekly for residents on their Ambulatory block. Consisting of:
    • Core topics presented by residents
    • Ultrasound Curriculum- covering fundamental point of care exams

Ultrasound Curriculum

  • Done while on ambulatory blocks at all sites
  • Training is live and simulation based
    • The POCUS lessons in the outpatient settings are facilitated by senior cardiology or critical care fellows and ultrasound technicians. 
    • Covers key concepts of ultrasonography
  • Covers key concepts of ultrasonography
  • Aims to develop proficiency in practical application of bedside ultrasonography

Board Preparation Course

  • Available to all PGY3 residents

Educational Resources available to all Categorical residents

  • NEJM Knowledge Plus - website: https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/
  • NEJM Resident 360 - website: https://resident360.nejm.org/
  • University of John’s Hopkins Modules
  • Uptodate
  • AMA subscription including JAMA
  • Access to Access Medicine while on the hospital network
  • SPSS (statistical software)
  • Access to the school of Medicine’s Medical library

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