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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Medicine

Educational Experiences

Outpatient Educational Experiences

  • Core Topics in Internal Medicine Primary Care: This is a resident led session reviewing a topic from the Hopkins Ambulatory Care Modules. Content can also be taken from MKSAP questions or other resources. Over 3 years, residents should have been exposed to the entire Hopkins PEAC Ambulatory Curriculum. Residents are encouraged to try various teaching modalities to improve teaching skills. Faculty/Chief Resident will be available to coach and provide feedback after the session. Since you may be scheduled to present on the first day of block, it is advisable to create your presentation early.
  • Doctoring Skills Practicum: A session for residents to work on interview, teaching or physical exam skills. Some sessions will be co-taught with attending/residents or guests.
    • "Doctoring Skills" Sample Topics
      • Intro to Patient 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
      • Teaching to Teach Skills Practice Session/1min preceptor
      • Pt Centered Interviewing (Emotion Handling, Reflective Listening, Agenda Setting) Practice Session
      • Motivational interviewing Practice
      • Physical Exam Skills
  • 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 can be:
      • Any difficult interaction/situation you have had
      • Dealings with patients, peers, superiors, staff, etc
      • Unresolved
      • Reviewed with Attending/Chief beforehand if helpful
    • 2-3 residents will be pre-assigned to present cases for each session. If others have pressing cases they would like to discuss, they can volunteer to present as well. Vegas Rules: All matters discussed during the session are not to be discussed elsewhere.
  • Quality Improvement & Scholarly Activities Session: A comprehensive guided course reviewing process and quality improvement, with didactic and hands on applications. Residents will be divided into small groups focused on completing a quality improvement project with the intent of presenting at professional conferences.
  • Leadership & Career Development Seminar: Dedicated to furthering resident career development through topics like CV writing workshop, job hunting, how to survive as an internist etc.
  • Population Health & Telemedicine: A small group gathering focused on reviewing chronic disease population panels, identifying ways to engage/re-engage patients into care, as well as following up with patient abnormal results through the "review queue" in the electronic medical record. Each resident is to bring 1-2 patients to discuss with the group challenges and interventions.
  • Primary Care Grand Rounds: A conference with primary care attendings, often with 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 will be available to coach and provide feedback after the session. 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 and conferences tailored to cover all major topics in ABIM blueprint.
  • Resident/Intern report: Weekly resident led teaching sessions on interesting 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 located at all three sites to help 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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