Resident education at the University of Nebraska is a paramount priority as demonstrated by our comprehensive, intensive didactic series, providing more than 1000 lectures over 3 years. Our conference curriculum includes:

  • Morning Report (daily) is run by the chief resident and an attending physician. This is one of most valued conferences in our department by both residents and students. As an interesting case is presented, the residents are guided through establishing differentials, work-up, course of treatment, and finally a brief review of the topic. Our morning report is a lively, interactive, low-pressured discussion that involves all residents and students, and always imparts a new bit of knowledge on finale.
  • Noon Conference Didactics (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are given by faculty members and cover inpatient medicine, primary care, systems-based practice, quality improvement, consultative medicine, ethics, business practices, contract negotiation, presentation and research skills among many other topics.
  • Grand Rounds are presented by speakers from UNMC and outside institutions (Fridays).
  • Journal Club (Monthly) is generally a lunch discussion in which 2 articles are critiqued and discussed with the assistance of a statistician.
  • Case Presentation Conference consists of a resident presenting a case with an interesting outcome, reviewing the literature and leading a discussion.
  • Harrison’s Club (every other month), another favorite among the conferences, is presented by Dr. Neumeister, a frequent recipient of student and resident teaching awards. We review a section in Harrison’s Principles of Medicine, cycling such that the entire book will be reviewed at the end of 3 years.
  • Teaching Residents to Teach (PGY-2s) is an afternoon seminar guiding supervising residents through teaching skills, giving constructive criticism, and dealing with the difficult patient.
  • Emergency Medical Lecture Series is a 2 week lectures series, given in July, guiding the interns through emergency situations that arise on call as well as the basic “pearls” of internal medicine wards.
  • Internal Medicine Board Review (1 week in June) is a comprehensive review series hosted by fellows and faculty, and covering high-yield topics for the Internal Medicine Board Examination. Third year residents are excused from clinical duties during this week in order to attend the review and have ample study time. Other residents often attend as able with clinical responsibilities.
  • Senior Seminars (every other Monday) are given by PGY-3 residents on a topic of their choice.

Sample Conference Schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:15am
Morning Report
7:15am
Morning Report
7:15am
Morning Report
7:15am
Morning Report
7:15am
Morning Report
  12:00pm Core
Curriculum
12:00pm Journal
Club, Harrison's
Club, CPC
Conference
12:00pm Core
Curriculum
12:00pm Grand
Rounds

 

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