Saint Agnes Hospital

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Teaching Conferences and Workshops

Saint Agnes Internal Medicine has a comprehensive educational curriculum with daily morning and noon conferences. An audience response system is frequently utilized to facilitate learning and active engagement of residents.


Morning Report (daily) 8:00-8:30 am

The vast majority of these are case based morning report format with discussions led by senior residents, chief resident and faculty. In addition, a couple of days are used for journal club, clinical images, EKG conference etc.

Noon Conference (daily) 12:00-1:00 pm

An 18 month subspecialty conference schedule forms the core of the medical curriculum. This includes conferences from subspecialties outside of medicine like Radiology, ENT, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Rehabilitation medicine and Ophthalmology.

Other Conferences

  • Grand Rounds (Thursday mornings 9:00 am)
  • Case review/Morbidity/Mortality Conferences (4/month)
  • Journal Club (twice a month)
  • Ambulatory Care Conferences (monthly)
  • Ethics Conference with Institutional Ethics committee members (monthly)
  • Medical Student Core Conferences
  • Evidence based medicine workshop (monthly)

Simulation Training

Simulation gives residents the opportunity to practice and hone clinical procedural skills and to develop behavioral and teamwork skills needed for real-life patient encounters. Here at Saint Agnes, residents have the opportunity to learn the use of bedside ultrasound in a simulated environment to place central lines and other procedures. A state-of-the-art simulation facility is used to practice and help residents improve their skills. In addition, they undergo multidisciplinary team training for code situations and receive training in handling challenging encounters.

Medicine Teaching Rounds

Teaching rounds are held daily, usually conducted by the service attending physician, but rarely are held by faculty subspecialists or other guest educators. Rounds offer a variety of learning experiences, including bedside presentations, literature review of selected core clinical issues, complex inpatient care and in-depth topic presentations.
In addition to the weekly conferences listed above, there are many educational activities scheduled throughout the academic year. These include:

  • Rising PGY1 workshop: A comprehensive course designed to prepare residents for their roles as teachers and team managers.
  • Board Review Course. A whole week all day sessions designed to help third yearresidents prepare for board exams.
  • Rising  PGY2  workshop:  A course designed to provide additional education and help prepare residents for senior year, including handling difficult conversations and personal finance basics.
  • Fellowship Workshop:  A workshop tailored to provide guidance to residents as they are making educational and career choices and mentorship for interviews and application preparations.

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