Residency Conferences

Your residency training at Jersey City Medical Center will be filled with multiple, daily conferences.

Night Float Didactic Sessions

Night Float Didactic Sessions

These sessions are held daily from 7:00 - 8:00 AM. Night float teams discuss a clinical trial that pertains to a patient they’ve admitted the previous night.

These sessions are led by the Chief Residents. They are focused on interpreting randomized clinical trials and making treatment decisions based on scientific evidence.


Morning Reports

Morning Reports

These sessions are held daily from 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Morning Report is attended by all physicians of the Department of Medicine, including all housestaff. Breakfast is usually provided.

The sessions are pre-scheduled and all are PowerPoint presentations. Presentations are led by the assigned teams (intern and resident). These presentations are divided into two parts:

Morning Reports

Part I: Case presentation and pathophysiology of disease by the Intern

Part II: Didactics portion, with emphasis on scientific literature and scientific evidence (at least 2 recent clinical trials), led by the resident.


Teaching Rounds

Teaching rounds

These sessions are small, individualized teaching sessions. They are held four-times per week in a small, modern conference room.

Participants include: 2 interns, 2 residents, medical students, and a faculty member (may be a specialist or internist).

Topics vary and are driven by the interests of the group. Again, there is an emphasis on incorporating recent scientific literature into the discussions.

These discussions conclude with bedside learning, where the topics discussed are correlated with the patient.


Noon Conference

Noon Conference

These sessions are held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM daily. Lunch is generally provided.

Topics at these sessions are varied, and include:

  • Review of pathophysiology of common diseases,
  • Evidence-based topics regarding common diseases,
  • Integrative Nursing-Physician Conferences,
  • Post-residency vocational assistance (financial services, contract negotiations, personal experiences in the workforce, etc.),
  • Quality improvement programs

Journal Club

Journal Club

This monthly conference is led by an intern or resident. The topic and article is selected by the housestaff officer relevant to a patient they have encountered. It is a structured session with a thorough discussion of a pertinent clinical trial. All statistical data is interpreted by the presenter who teaches this information to the audience.


Morbidity and Mortalities Conference

A monthly conference attended by all physicians in the Department of Medicine. All housestaff officers (PGY-1, 2, 3) submit an M & M case for discussion. The Chief Residents, who serve as moderators, randomly select 3-5 M & M cases for presentation and discussion.

Attending physicians provide constructive criticism of the housestaff officer’s management.


Tumor Board

Held every Friday afternoon, the discussion of an interesting or common hematological/oncological case is led by the PGY-3. The conference is an interdisciplinary session that includes:

  • Oncology,
  • Hematology,
  • Radiology,
  • Pathology,
  • Radiation Oncology,
  • Surgical Oncology, and
  • Palliative Care

Presentations are on PowerPoint, with new therapies and diagnostic strategies discussed (evidence-based, of course).


Grand Rounds

Held every Wednesday morning in lieu of Morning Report, during the academic year. These conferences are conducted by esteemed colleagues from various outside institutions.

Topics are generally “new” or “cutting edge” in basic and clinical research.


Cardiac Cath Conference

A monthly conference presented by CCU team and the Director of Cardiac Cath Lab show casing cases done in our Cath Lab.