The formal residency curriculum
is given during a series of Wednesday Education Sessions held across the second
and third years. Residents attending these sessions are excused from clinical
responsibilities in order to focus on the educational opportunities at hand. We
have steadily moved away from traditional lecture-based content to small
interactive group and case-based learning. We also incorporate on-line learning
modules across a variety of subjects and from two separate commercial platforms.
Workshops in point of care ultrasound, clinical reasoning, neurology cases, and
more help round out the material covered. Intern Wednesday Education Sessions
occur during each clinic week and on electives and consist of Chief Medical
Resident and faculty led discussions on a variety of topics including resident
wellness and resiliency, implicit bias training, ambulatory topics, and
critical appraisal of the medical literature.
Grand Rounds is held at noon on Wednesdays at University Hospital and is
broadcast to other training sites. UCD faculty and guest speakers discuss a
broad range of subjects from clinical practice to basic science.
and Mortality conferences are held at noon on one to two Fridays per month at
each institution. Topics are reviewed in a case-based format with invited
faculty. A systems-based approach with emphasis on quality improvement is
Intern Lecture Series - This group of lectures is provided for
new interns at the beginning of each academic year and covers practical and
important topics including procedures, cross-cover, acute MI, acute GI bleed,
respiratory failure, and others. Fellows specializing in various associated
fields give these lectures at each hospital site, using an interactive and