As a compliment to bedside teaching on the medicine wards and in the ICU, we are proud offer a weekly, half-day academic seminar dedicated solely to interactive teaching. A tradition since 2005, “Teaching Tuesday” provides our residents a comfortable and protected small group learning environment, free of pagers and patient care responsibilities.
Morning Report is one of the mainstays of this venue. Both interns and residents participate in this valuable case-based discussion to hone their differential diagnosis and reasoning skills, debate diagnostic and practice therapeutic decision-making, all with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.
Other regular features of Teaching Tuesday include didactic lectures from core faculty, specialists, and other experts in their fields; Resident Grand Rounds; Journal Club; Quality Improvement; Medical Jeopardy on the topic of the month; simulation mannequins for mock Code Blue sessions; and Skills Day with practice in POCUS image acquisition and interpretation, arterial and central line placement, peripheral IV insertion, and wound suturing.
Lastly, this regular resident gathering has proven to be invaluable in promoting camaraderie and a wonderful opportunity for resident feedback and consensus building for program improvement efforts.