Conferences and Teaching

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Learning and Teaching Opportunities

The Department of Medicine offers a broad range of educational activities to meet the needs of our learners with a focus on clinical practice and preparation for the ABIM exam (“the boards”).

Residents have the option of using protected time, in addition to vacation, to attend an annual off-site national conference. Funds are available to help cover tuition and travel expenses.

Medical Grand Rounds

A one hour weekly lecture series attended by students, residents, and faculty.  Local, national, and international experts present topics of interest for our community of physicians.

Morning Report

Held daily, morning report is led by the chief resident, along with faculty, and includes discussion of clinical cases, board review questions and even simulation cases in the VEST center.

Board Review

Monthly quizzes are assigned and challenging topics are reviewed during a monthly presentation. Residents are provided with free access to MKSAP 17 and NEJM Knowledge +.  Board Review electives are offered for graduating residents and some residents choose to attend board review conferences offered nationally.

Core Lecture Series

A core curriculum of general internal medicine and medicine subspecialty topics are presented three times weekly. Residents are engaged in selection of speakers and topics. Conferences are held at the Christiana campus and video conferenced to the Wilmington campus.

Academic Half Day

An educational experience offered once weekly which focuses on small group learning, systems based education, and simulation activities. This time is protected from clinical activities for all residents on ambulatory blocks.

Simulation Curriculum

At our Virtual Education and Simulation Training Center, residents are trained in bedside procedures, leading rapid response and code blue teams, patient/team communication, and physical exam skills.

Subspecialty Update Symposia

These conferences are sponsored by various Department of Medicine subspecialties and are free of charge for residents. They last from one to five days and deal with a broad range of topics.

Systems Based Practice Conference

This conference helps identify medical errors and near misses and increase awareness of patient safety.

American College of Physicians Clinical Vignette Competition

Residents present interesting cases that they have managed. The winner of the competition receives an all-expenses-paid trip to ACP national meeting.

Journal Club

Residents and attendings discuss selected articles on a monthly basis.

Global Health Lecture Series

A monthly lecture that discusses public health issues from around the world.

Physical Diagnosis Rounds

A weekly rounds with an Associate Program Director to review basic and advanced physical exam skills.

The Jefferson Connection

Christiana Care hospitals and family medicine centers comprise Delaware’s medical school and the largest teaching affiliate of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Residents play an important role in teaching students at all levels in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Many of Christiana Care’s 1,300-member Medical/Dental Staff hold academic appointments at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and participate with Jefferson faculty in joint conferences and research projects.