Teaching Conferences & Activities

General ward attending rounds, subspecialty attending rounds, resident morning report, Chief of Medicine rounds, noontime conferences, outpatient teaching conferences, journal club, and many other formal and informal teaching activities are held regularly at each affiliated hospital. Many of these teaching activities are used to present topics which are part of our core curriculum in internal medicine, since they are attended by residents from all pathways. These include:

  • Academic Half-Day – Thursday mornings, August through June: Following Grand Rounds, all residents on non-admitting rotations are scheduled for these half-day teaching conferences. Session topics vary, but include MKSAP-style board reviews, interactive small group teaching, and skill-building workshops. Many of the conferences are thematically linked together within a given half day session.
  • Chairman's/Chief of Medicine Rounds
  • Core Teaching Conference
    A weekly series in which the same core topics are presented simultaneously at each of the Seattle training sites.
    UWMC Monday, 12:30–1:30 PM, RR110
    HMC Monday, 12:30–1:30 PM, R&T 117/121
    VA Monday, 12–1 PM, 6B-109, Building 100
  • Intern Report
    Thursday, 11:30–12:30 PM
  • Intern Teaching Conference
    A case-based teaching series specifically designed for Medicine R1s, held weekly from July to August. These conferences, as well as the Resident Teaching Conference, take place at a central location.
  • Medical Grand Rounds
    Held weekly at a central location.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    A conference held regularly at each facility.
  • Morning Report
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am
    8SA 8505

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10–11am

  • Senior Report
    Tuesday, 7:30 am
  • Patients, Physicians and Society
    Wednesday, 9-11 am
  • Wednesday Lunch Conference
    A weekly conference held at each facility.
  • Other Lunch Conferences
    Wednesday and Friday
    12:30-1:30 pm
    R&T 117/121

Courses & Workshops

In addition to the weekly conferences listed above, there are many educational activities scheduled throughout the academic year. These include:

  • Career Explorations
    Held in early October, all R2s are brought together for a six-hour workshop allowing exposure to different career paths, and covering such topics as CV and portfolio refinement, interviewing and negotiating skills, lifelong learning, and wellness and balance.
  • Resident As Teacher Course
    A comprehensive course designed to prepare residents for their roles as teachers and team managers.
  • Evidence Based Medicine Course
  • R1 Professional Development: Maximizing My Education
    Held in late October the “Maximizing My Education” event covers a broad range of topics to include mentorship and RAMP, pathways, WWAMI opportunities, research opportunities, the GROW model, and schedule logistics.