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Continuing Education

Didactic-style and case-based learning sessions are built into the weekly resident schedule. Conferences are held throughout the year and scheduled to allow maximum attendance by residents and faculty. The conference framework is based on AAFP-recommended curriculum guidelines.

Lecture topics include care management, medical ethics, human behavior and mental health, medical informatics and computer applications, and patient education. A rotating 18-month content list is followed and the curriculum committee oversees the schedule along with a senior resident. Teaching is done by a mix of residents and faculty , or outside specialists working in close collaboration with the residency .

The schedule for learning sessions:

  • Practice management/OB management: once a month
  • Case-based learning sessions: second and fourth Wednesdays
  • Procedural Simulation and hands on learning: fifth Wednesdays monthly (averages quarterly)
  • Noon report: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Covers outpatient, inpatient, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. Periodically includes program mortality and morbidity conference, Balint, ethics rounds and hospital staff meeting. Since the time of COVID, we use Microsoft Teams for remote but shared learning.
  • Clinic Management and Quality Improvement third Wednesdays. Focuses on medical home-based approach to difficult or special-needs patients, PDSA cycles and Quality Improvement
  • Resident meeting/support: We offer Balint resident support on first Wednesdays, led by an independent behaviorist for confidentiality, followed by an intern support group. Residents appreciate this and comment it is part of Wellness.