Learning Activities

While most of a resident's time is devoted to direct patient care, various conferences and learning activities are integral to the program and foster academic advancement. These learning endeavors are designed to complement medical education derived from patient encounters.

bedside teaching rounds

Bedside Teaching Rounds

Bedside teaching rounds are held five days a week (Monday to Friday) for all general medicine in-patient faculty teams. During these rounds, medical students and residents deliver concise presentations and focused updates on their patients. Under the guidance of senior faculty, individual diagnostic and therapeutic plans are formulated. Evidence-based medicine is a central core for these rounds.

MMC Internal Medicine Residency ICU Rounds

Multidisciplinary ICU Rounds

Morning Reports

Morning reports are held twice a week (Tuesday and Friday). The previous day/night teams present their admissions to the faculty. Active clinical discussions are encouraged and expected to utilize this valuable educational opportunity fully. Presenters, as students and teachers, are expected to have reviewed and discussed the current literature and any therapeutic controversies.

EKG Conferences

EKG conferences are held twice a month, proctored by attending cardiologists. The basics of EKG interpretation and its clinical implications are discussed using interesting and relevant EKGs performed at MMC during the preceding week.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

Morbidity and mortality conferences are held monthly. At this important conference, residents present challenging cases highlighting diagnostic and therapeutic management. This forum provides an opportunity to clarify appropriate clinical decision-making and to encourage best practices. This is a multidisciplinary conference with the participation of nursing, pharmacy staff, radiology, and relevant other medical specialties.

Medical Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds are scheduled three times a month. These conferences are designed to highlight important updates and advances in the field of medicine.

Noon Conferences

Noon conferences are held five days a week. Various sub-specialists discuss essential internal medicine topics. These sessions expound on the core didactic curriculum. Attendance at this conference is expected of all residents who are not otherwise engaged in urgent patient care.

Journal Club

Journal Club is a monthly conference. Residents critically appraise pertinent research articles from well-respected journals. Representatives of each resident class present, facilitate, and evaluate the methodology and clinical applications present in the article. While three presenters moderate the discussion, all residents must have read the article and be expected to be able to discuss it critically.

Psychosocial Lectures

These lecture series are held weekly, concentrating on the issues of PGY-1 residents. An attending psychologist directs residents through a curriculum that focuses on empathy and compassion in patient care and emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of medicine. In contrast to most other medical conferences, this conference focuses on the humane dimensions of medicine.

MMC Learning Activities

Internal Medicine Residents wrote six-word-stories as they introspected on the COVID-19 pandemic and what they remembered from the past year

Medical Jeopardy (Doctor's Dilemma)

These conferences are scheduled during preparations for the ACP medical Jeopardy. Residents participate in a fast-paced quiz competition highlighting important medical facts and clinical pearls. Exceptionally skillful residents are invited to represent Monmouth Medical Center in the annual ACP-NJ chapter Challenge Bowl. The local competition winners advance to the National ACP Doctor's Dilemma, held at the Annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting each spring.

medical jeopardy

Research Meetings

Research Meetings are held monthly. Updates on both ongoing and forthcoming research spearheaded by medical residents are reviewed. Multiple articles and poster presentations have resulted from the work initiated at these meetings.

Ellen M. Cosgrove, MD Research Competition

This is an annual in-house competition that rewards excellence in scholarly activity. The research competition allows our residents and attending physicians to hone their research skills and gain new knowledge in various medical and surgical areas. Fourteen categories across all specialties are considered for awards.

Medicine residents are always well-represented at this annual house staff research competition. Winners have gone on to present their work at national and international conferences.

Ambulatory Clinic

We follow 4+1 schedule during the whole residency, which means residents go to ambulatory clinic every 5th week and follow patients who are getting discharged from the hospital as well as other regular patients during the whole three years, which allows them to learn about continuity of care and learn more about the other aspect of the life, which also affects the patient’s medical problems.

MMC Internal Medicine Residency Ambulatory Clinic