Throughout a resident’s curriculum, we offer a variety of different conferences designed to provide a broad educational experience. A brief description of the resident-focused didactic sessions is given below.
Weekly conference at each of our two affiliate hospitals that discusses a topic of current interest in Internal Medicine.
Daily presentation of a single case by a senior resident with the discussion focused on clinical reasoning, forming differential diagnoses and exploring diagnostic/therapeutic approaches.
Daily curriculum-based didactic conferences presented by a member of our UMKC faculty. The first month the year is devoted to emergencies in medicine to prepare our new interns and seniors to manage the unexpected they may face on the wards.
Monthly, didactic sessions led by UMKC faculty which provides a deeper dive into a given specialty within a small group environment.
Monthly conference discussing a recent journal article from the Internal Medicine literature, with a focus on critically interpreting the literature, and developing an understanding of biostatistics.
Conferences during the “+1” week based on the Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum.
Quarterly morbidity and mortality conference presented jointly by Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Chiefs/faculty.
Patient Safety Conference
Quarterly conference reviewing a recent case on the Internal Medicine service where there was an adverse patient event. This is followed by an interactive resident and staff discussion to improve current procedures in the hope of preventing a similar event.
Emergencies in Medicine
This conference replaces the normal Noon Conference for the first month of residency to prepare residents for emergent medical problems they may encounter.
Billing & Coding
Dedicated and intensive curriculum for PGY-2 residents on how to appropriately bill, code, and document inpatient and outpatient encounters.