CONFERENCES


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Morning reports and subspecialty/general medicine conferences are conducted daily at both CRMC and VACCHCS.

  1. Medicine Grand Rounds is conducted every Tuesday morning. 
  2. Monthly Morbidity and Mortality conferences.
  3. EKG course integrated into noon curriculum. 
  4. The UCSF Fresno Wednesday Lecture Series hosts faculty from UC San Francisco as speakers in Fresno on various topics.
  5. Multi-disciplinary conferences, such as Chest Conference (every Thursday morning) and Tumor Board monthly
  6. Evidence-based medicine journal clubs are held at both hospitals.  8 half time sessions of protected time for interns.  Additionally, all residents have 10 half day sessions of journal club. These conferences are designed to help the resident acquire the skills of evidence-based medicine using current journal articles.
  7. Housestaff are invited to attend UCSF-sponsored continuing medical education programs free of charge.

 

The following table lists the core conference schedule at both CRMC and the VA.  Most conferences are teleconferenced between the two hospitals.

 

 

VACCHCS

CRMC

Monday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)

 

Chief's Rounds (7am-8am)
Core Lecture

 

ICU morning report (7-8am)
Core Lecture

Tuesday
Grand Rounds (8-9am)

Noon Conference (12-1pm)

 

Core Lecture

 

Core Lecture

Wednesday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)

 

EBM/Specialty Morning Report          

Core Lecture

 

EBM/Specialty Morning Report

Core Lecture

 

Thursday
Morning Report (7:30-8:30am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)

 

Chest Conference
Core Lecture

 

Chest Conference
Core Lecture

Friday
Morning Report (7-8am)
Noon Conference (12-1pm)

 

Morning Report

Core Lecture/M&M/Housestaff Meetings

 

Morning Report

Core Lecture/M&M/Housestaff Meetings

 

 

 

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds:

 

Speakers are UCSF Fresno faculty and visiting professors presenting topics concerning their research and clinical interests with an important emphasis on evidence base medicine (EBM)

 

 

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Morning Teaching Conference:

 

Morning report is led by either the faculty or chief resident. The second and fourth Wednesday of the month is program director led the evidence based medicine (EBM) workshop.

Noon Conference:

 

Conferences are given by faculty members covering core internal medicine topics. Like COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, acute coronary syndrome, ARDS, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, diabetes, thyroid pathology, acute and chronic kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, and so forth. All the different topics include cases and interactive participation of the residents.

Outpatient Didactics:

 

In both VA and CRMC all residents are required to present a 30 minutes lecture about a topic related to ambulatory care. The conference is led by the intern/resident who is on clinic that month.