Browse by Medical Category
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital holds a variety of daily and weekly conferences that are designed to engage residents while providing formal education.
A strength of the Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program is complimenting the extensive direct patient care experiences with a variety of conferences for residents each week that are designed to complement and consolidate the education derived from patient care.
The Core Curriculum Series is scheduled for the first three months of the academic year and is held five days a week from 12:15-1:00 pm. Faculty members of Mass General and affiliated institutions provide an intensive review of essential internal medicine topics during this time. Lunches are provided daily for residents during these sessions, and teleconferencing allows those rotating at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to participate as well.
Following the Core Curriculum Series the Noon Conference Series transitions to a broader variety of topics, including a more in depth review of topics reviewed during the Core Curriculum Series, as well as conferences focused on quality and safety, medical education, physician well-being, career planning and primary research. Faculty from Mass General and affiliated institutions, as well as visiting professors, lead interactive conferences from 12:15-1:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
Return to top
Case Conference is held on most Fridays from 12:15-1:00 pm and comes in a variety of formats:
Junior and Senior residents, with assistance from faculty advisors, present either independently or in groups on a variety of topics, including their own research, discussion on clinical cases, or provide a talk focused on medical education.
Intern Report is held Monday and Wednesday mornings prior to new patient rounds on the Bigelow. Chief Residents and faculty bring cases illustrating core medical topics and teach in an interactive session.
Resident Report is held Monday through Wednesday. Residents present cases to the chief residents and a chosen discussant with the goal of fostering an interactive discussion of diagnostic approach and management. Tuesdays are "Bigelow Jar Intake Rounds" where the current Bigelow junior residents bring diagnostic or management dilemmas to discuss at the conference.
Firm Fresh Case is an interactive conference held Tuesday mornings. It allows the senior residents who worked overnight and supervised the interns that admitted patients to showcase their teaching to the Bigelow teams, Chief Residents and invited faculty.
Medical Grand Rounds are held every Thursday morning. Medical Grand Rounds emphasize clinical medicine and present important new developments in biomedical research. National leaders in academic medicine frequently visit Mass General and are asked to speak. Additionally, each division within the Department of Medicine hosts a series of Medical Grand Rounds throughout the year, enriching the diversity of presentations.
These rounds emphasize physical diagnosis and bedside teaching skills in the residency program. Each week a senior resident leads a group of medical students to see patients who have instructive physical findings and have agreed to take part in the teaching session. These sessions lead to engaging discussions about the relevant physical exam finding, its historical origins, and clinical relevance.
Back to Top