Internal Medicine Residency

A number of regular teaching conferences contribute to the development of the residents' clinical knowledge and skills.

Medical Grand Rounds - every Wednesday at noon.
Presentations range from innovative developments and comprehensive reviews to community oriented topics such as recognition of domestic violence and substance abuse. Speakers include visiting professors from around the country, as well as our own esteemed faculty.

Morning Report - Monday through Thursday.
The format varies to include case presentations, board review topics and evidence-based clinical queries.

Noon Conference - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Depending on the day, conference may be part of the core curriculum series or one of several "special" conferences. Speakers are from both within and outside the department of medicine. The conferences below occur monthly:

  • Core Conference Series allows the general internal medicine subspecialty, as well as all other medicine subspecialties to give a monthly conference from a defined core curriculum that is part of an 18 month curriculum, presented twice in the course of a 36 month residency.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference/Quality Assurance Conference allows residents and faculty to critically review select cases. During these sessions the presenting resident provides data from the preceding month regarding all deaths for the department of medicine and whether the outcomes were predicted.
  • Resident Presentation is a forum for the upper level residents to critically review a topic, present their research or lead a case based discussion.
  • Journal Club tasks a pair of upper level residents to select an article that addresses their clinical query, critique the validity of the study and appraise the content and clinical usefulness of the conclusions.

Ultrasound curriculum
Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is an expanding field in various medical subspecialties, including Internal Medicine. At the UF College of Medicine–Jacksonville, we are striving to grow our ultrasound curriculum and exposure for all trainee levels. POCUS exposure begins during orientation with a day long, hands on workshop for incoming PGY-1s. From there, longitudinal learning continues both on the inpatient wards and during Internal Medicine consult months. Each inpatient team has an assigned handheld ultrasound to use for patient care and during teaching rounds. Additionally, while on Internal Medicine consults, interns and residents complete a written and online ultrasound curriculum that focuses first on the basic concepts of POCUS, then graduates to a more in depth review to assist with physical diagnosis and bedside procedures. Use of the hand-held ultrasounds is encouraged and images are reviewed by faculty. We hope to only continue to grow the use of POCUS in the coming years.

PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents will also have POCUS education in the beginning of the academic year in the form of a hands-on training series in the Simulation Center.

Autopsy Conference - weekly
Held in conjunction with the Pathology Department. After a brief clinical review by the patient's physician, the pathologists review autopsy findings with the residents and faculty, which provides excellent clinical correlation.

Board Review Course - every Friday afternoon (August - June).
Each subspecialty of medicine is covered over the course of a year. All consult and ambulatory residents are excused from their duties to attend this session.

Introduction to Clinical Medicine - A series of 12 noon conference sessions jointly taught by Medicine faculty that summarizes and reviews fundamental management issues common to inpatient internal medicine. Attended by PGY-1 residents from both departments.

Simulation Training at the UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR). Sessions are held twice a month and include dramatization of situations where faculty provide guidance in handling sensitive and difficult issues with patients and their families. High fidelity mannequins assist with Code Team and unstable patient training. Other specialized mannequins are used for US guided procedures and bedside US cardiac assessments.