In addition to daily didactic lectures, we also use a workshop format to teach curricular content targeted to specific resident class levels.
In the first Orientation/Transition block of the academic year, residents have workshops, as well as projects, structured for the each class. First year residents have a series of workshops geared toward orienting them to their continuity clinics. Second year residents learn skills to work as senior residents. Third year residents have workshops that cover professional development topics.
Again at mid-year, residents will have an opportunity in for further class-focused orientation workshops in a half-block format called “Beta”. Workshops at this time often focus on improving clinic efficiency, advanced EMR training, and other similar class-specific topics.
During the majority of the academic year, first and second year residents have two workshops per month and third year residents one workshop monthly. These workshops include a variety of topics. First year residents have workshop on preventative care topics in pediatrics, obstetrical, and general adult medicine. Together, the first and second year residents work on advancing their office Dermatology and Gynecology procedural skills and their diagnosis and management of behavioral health issues like ADD/ADHD. Second year residents work on clinic Quality Improvement (QI) projects during their class-specific workshops. Third year residents have workshops that cover professional development topics and writing their Clinical Inquiries.
In addition to the monthly workshops noted above, the second year residents also participate in six sessions dedicated to a Quality Improvement project. This is to help fulfill the American Board of Family Medicine requirement of having at least one such activity completed prior to sitting for the certification boards in the third year of residency.
See below for detailed information regarding the workshop topics and teaching faculty. Note that this information is a representation of the academic content and may change without notice.
R1s (First Thursdays)
|Adult Health Maintenance Visits||Internal Medicine|
|Well Child Visits 101||Pediatrics|
|Constructing Genograms||Behavioral Science|
Joint R1/R2 (Second Thursdays)
|Conflict Resolution||Behavioral Science|
|Suicide Assessment / Intervention||Behavioral Science|
|Well Child Visits 201||Pediatrics|
|Ortho Casting Workshop||Orthopedics|
|Medical Mistakes||Family Medicine|
|Below the Belt Procedures 101||Family Medicine|
|Pediatric Psychopathology||Behavioral Science/
|Positive Parenting Skills||Behavioral Science/
|Cultural Humility||Behavioral Science|
|Sexual Function||Behavioral Health|
R2s Only (Second or Fourth Thursdays)
|Conducting Travel Medicine Clinics||Community Medicine|
|Office Derm Procedures||Dermatology|
|Suboxone Training||Family Medicine|
|Quality Improvement Workshop series||Family Medicine|
R3s Only (Third Thursdays)
|ClinicaI Inquiries Series|
1. Prep Your CI
2. Making Sense of Your Search
3. Making Sense of Your Evidence
4. Organizing the Evidence
|Behavioral Pediatrics||Behavioral Science|
|Couples Counseling Skills||Behavioral Science|