Educational Conferences

Morning Report

Morning Report is a major teaching conference in the residency program. It begins promptly at 11:30 a.m., ending at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital, in room B206, with the exception of Wednesday morning at 8 am which is our Night Float conference. All residents not assigned to the ECC or VA rotations are expected to attend unless emergency patient responsibilities require their presence.

Morning report is conducted by the Chief Medical Resident and assisted by assigned faculty members. Selected patients admitted to the MSM lM Service in the previous 24 hours are discussed.  All faculty are  encouraged to attend as frequently as possible, as other approaches to clinical problems and clinical problem solving add to the learning experience for residents.

Residents are required to attend 75% of the conferences. Attendance is taken each day by the Chief Medical Resident.

Intern Report

This special conference is held each Thursday morning from 8 to 9 am, dedicated solely to the Interns. It is a multidisciplinary conference designed to stimulate engaging conversation among Interns, and facilitate their growth through focused examination of cases admitted on call to include: detailed history taking, physical examination, adequate interpretation of imaging and results. The goal is to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis while emphasizing utilization of current guidelines for management.

Noon Conference

Noon Conference is held each day from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. at Grady Memorial Hospital, in room B206, except Wednesday, when grand rounds are scheduled. The conference topics cover all medical sub-specialties and general Internal Medicine. During July and August of each academic year, the internal medicine core curriculum is presented. The lectures are presented by an MSM faculty member or guest lecturer. On average, lunch is provided twice per week.

Medical Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds are held each Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Piedmont Hall Auditorium. The presentation is given by an MSM faculty member or guest speaker. CME is offered for all faculty, and lunch is provided.

Journal Club

Journal Club is convened at least once per month to review the content of an assigned article or journal relevant to Internal Medicine. Each section (Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonary, etc.) is responsible for at least one Journal Club during the academic year. Residents are taught to critically appraise clinical issues and to critically evaluate medical literature. The Journal Club is organized by the Chief Medical Resident.

Morbidity and Mortality (M&M)

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences are designed to analyze and review the clinical features and process issues of a complex patient. Correlation with the clinical laboratory, radiology and clinical pathology disciplines are included. All inpatient deaths are to be reported to the Chief Medical Resident daily.