Teaching conferences are carefully designed to provide the optimal balance between hands-on clinical learning
and structured, didactic teaching. Following is a description of the major, regularly scheduled conferences which
occur throughout the academic year:

Noon Conference: 
Traditional subject-oriented conferences are held 3 or 4 days per week for 45 to 60 minutes, with the majority given by faculty, and a small percentage by faculty, and a small percentage by fellows.  The subjects are primarily organized as follows:

July and August: Basic topics geared primarily towards new interns

Sept. through June: Each month is focused on a subspecialty of Medicine, to cover all the major subspecialties
over the academic year, and an end-of-month board review exam is administered, graded, and reviewed with faculty.

All noon conferences are webcast, to allow simultaneous participation by residents on Ambulatory block who are
off-site. They are also recorded and archived for viewing by residents on nights, vacations, and away rotations.

Morning Report:  7:30 to 8:30 AM two days/week; case-based discussion of several freshly admitted patients,
presented by Night Float residents with floor residents, Hospitalists, and rotating subspecialty faculty participating.

Ambulatory Report:  Case-based discussion of evidence-based approach to outpatient cases, conducted weekly for
each PGY-class separately, for those on Ambulatory Block.

Grand Rounds: Tuesday mornings 8:30 AM, covering varied topics in General Medicine and subspecialties, presented
by experts from a wide range of institutions, including NYP/Queens and its affiliated institutions.

Journal Club:  Resident-led, faculty facilitated discussion of recent articles, emphasizing critical appraisal skills and basic biostatistical concepts. Held in the noon conference slot 1 or 2 times per month.

Resident Report:  Weekly, case-based presentations by PGY-2’s and -3’s, emphasizing PICO questions and focused,
evidence-based discussion.

Clinical Pathologic Conferences:  Each PGY-2 presents a case involving pathology and imaging results, with
participation by faculty from Pathology, Radiology, and relevant subspecialties. Held in the noon conference slot 1 or
2 times per month.

Intern Report:  Each PGY-1 presents an in-depth case-based literature review to their peer group, students and a
few faculty, beginning in the Fall or early Winter.

In addition, there are many teaching conferences and Grand Rounds held on a regular basis by the subspecialty
divisions and other clinical departments, and Medicine Residents are invited to participate as their clinical responsibilities
and other required teaching conferences allow

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