Every Tuesday, we have a half-day academic seminar dedicated to interactive teaching. A tradition since 2005, “Teaching Tuesday” provides a safe learning environment where residents are free of patient care responsibilities.
Morning Report is one of the mainstays of Teaching Tuesday. Because of the protected nature of this time, both interns and residents are able to participate in this valuable case-based discussion that is moderated by chief residents. There is an emphasis on teaching diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnosis, and the use of problem representations and illness scripts.
Other regular features of Teaching Tuesday include clinical problem-solving series, didactic lectures, resident presentations, Journal Club, Quality Improvement lectures, Medical Jeopardy, 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.