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Core Conferences

Noon Conference

noon conference

Noon conference is a time for interns and residents to gather together for a meal and to learn about core topics in internal medicine. This daily hour long session utilizes a number a didactic formats including:

  • clinical talks by experts in their field
  • debates between master clinicians on controversial clinical topics
  • morbidity and mortality conference
  • Osler Grand Rounds (see below)

Since the pandemic, we deliver our lectures using Zoom. This allows for participation from any location. We also record and save our lectures for asynchronous viewing.

Case Oriented Report (COR)

Case Discussion

As part of our ambulatory curriculum, two mornings per week, interns and residents present cases they have encountered on the wards and in clinic. Faculty facilitate case discussion by residents on their ambulatory block focuses on crafting a problem representation and differential diagnosis. The discussion is designed to build reasoning skills using established structures and principles of adult learning theory. Furthermore, the key learning points and related references are captured daily on an online platform to share with other housestaff.

Firm Faculty Teaching Rounds

Every Tuesday a Firm Faculty member will facilitate a small group teaching session for the housestaff.

Osler Grand Rounds

Once a month, a resident presents a mystery case to the housestaff and faculty. That resident’s ACS leads a discussion that inspires and emphasizes the importance of diagnostic reasoning. In this format, residents and faculty will be asked to share their thought process as the case unfolds. A number of experts (e.g., pathologists, radiologists, internal medicine subspecialists) will interpret data and teach at various stages of the clinical problem solving exercise.

Firm Grand Rounds

On the last Wednesday of every month, each Firm gathers (currently using ZOOM) to discuss two cases. A senior resident will present one case from the "O" and a Firm Faculty member will present a case from their practice. This is a valuable opportunity for the residents and the Firm Faculty to learn from and get to know each other.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Every Friday morning, the department hosts Medical Grand Rounds, where faculty members from Johns Hopkins and from around the world present clinical cases and discuss leading-edge topics in the biomedical sciences. The Assistant Chiefs of Service also present the weekly “Image of Osler” from the O to illustrate an interesting finding and discuss its historical importance. A unique feature of our Grand Rounds each session has two speakers during the hour, each synthesizing their messages into 30 minutes.  These sessions are also recorded and viewable asynchronously.

Subspecialty Grand Rounds

While on elective rotations, housestaff may attend weekly subspecialty grand rounds in the field of their interest. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a potential career path and to meet leaders in their field of interest.

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