We have a resident noon conference every day with lunch provided at both University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Perhaps the highlight of our week is the Department of Medicine Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences completed separately at both hospitals. The M&M conferences include discussions of the following:
- Challenging clinical issues
- Ethical considerations
- Patient safety
- System issues
Grand Rounds and Other Conferences
We also sponsor weekly grand rounds, which are live presentations at UH Cleveland Medical Center and are broadcasted to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The remaining three days are Resident Noon Conferences, which are a combination of staff lectures, case-based sessions and interactive board preparation sessions.
At the beginning of the year, we have special lectures called the Intern Boot Camp series that focus on knowledge and skills needed for beginning interns (this time is pager-free for interns). Finally, Morning Report takes place three days a week for residents and two days a week for interns (also pager-free time for interns) and is a case-based approach to clinical decision-making.