Conference Schedule







Morning Report

 8:00 am


(exception Thursday)

The night team Interns will present an overnight admission. The supervising Resident would also participate in the presentation.

PD, APD or at least one core faculty

Core Lecture

12 Noon to 1:00 pm


Conducted in each of the following specialties: Primary Care, Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, GI, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Hematology, Oncology and Infectious Disease


Grand Rounds

12 Noon to 1:00 pm


Via broadcast from UAMS.  Provides 1 hour CME sessions for the Department of Medicine. 

House staff attendance mandatory.


Tumor Board



Two cases will be presented.  The initial admitting Intern will be responsible for presenting the history and physical during Tumor Board.  The current Resident on Hem/Onc will be responsible for IM discussion of the case with support from Oncology, Radiology, Pathology and Primary Care.


Mortality and Morbidity



Attended by PD and the respective Attending involved in the case that is presented. 

House Staff participation is mandatory.


Research Lecture


Introductory lecture at beginning of year, then quarterly sessions.

Each house staff has an opportunity to briefly present their protocol/project.


Journal Club

12 Noon to 1:00 pm


Residents choose 2-3 articles and then discuss them with the Attending.  One article is chosen and presented as per the AMA journal club presentation guidelines.


Introductory Lecture Series

12 Noon to 1:00 pm

First five weeks

Conducted instead of the traditional morning reports on key call-coverage topics including fluid management, electrolyte management, vent management, blood sugar management etc.


Geriatrics, Ethics and Palliative Care


Four weeks

Supervised rotation which includes 4.5 hours of didactics each week.

Board Certified Geriatricians

Quality Improvement



A Resident presents a case which is a near miss or in which an adverse event happened/could have happened, and there is a discussion involving root cause analysis and steps to prevent similar morbidity/mortality in the future.


Board Review

12 Noon to 1:00 pm


Medstudy and MKSAP are used as the teaching tools for the board review sessions.

At least one Attending