We have a resident noon conference every day with lunch provided at both UH 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) Conference completed separately at both locations. The M&M conferences include discussions of challenging clinical issues, ethical considerations, patient safety, and systems issues.
We also sponsor weekly Grand Rounds, which is a live presentation at UH Case Medical Center and is 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 focuses on knowledge and skills needed for beginning interns (this time is pager-free for interns). Each week in the Ambulatory Block there is a ½ day of small group learning. Morning Report occurs 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.