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 7:45 - 8:30 AM. Morning Report is attended by all physicians of the Department of Medicine, including all house staff.

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.

Noon Conference

Noon Conference

These sessions are held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM daily.

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

Tumor Board

Held every Friday morning, 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.