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Conference Program


The Department of Family and Community Medicine offers a rich conference program that is held throughout the year. Grand Rounds takes place each Wednesday morning. A variety of local and nationally recognized experts, Jefferson faculty, and third year residents, contribute to this conferences. Third year residents present topics of their choice during Grand Rounds.

An essential component of Grand Rounds is the monthly Morbidity and Mortality conference. Morbidity and Mortality conferences supply one of the great opportunities for residents to synthesize evidence-based literature and apply it to a patient or patients cared for in the hospital. Residents present mortalities and significant morbidities from their Hospital Service block.  


An integral part of the residency is the Thursday Morning conference program. The goal of this program is to provide a didactic curriculum pertinent to family medicine. Presentations during Resident Conference are made by upper-year residents, Department Faculty members, and guest speakers. The major objectives of this curriculum are:

  • To focus on clinical issues, including the development, presentation and management of problems, both in and out of the hospital.
  • To emphasize the psychosocial and socioeconomic factors which impact on the health and well being of the individual and family.

Check out our Residence Conference Topics from Previous Academic Years

Check out our Grand Rounds Topics from Previous Academic Years

Dr. Edward Jasper
Dr. Edward Jasper (Program Director, Center for Bioterrorism and
Disaster Preparedness) and Resident Danielle Dang, MD, MPH,
reviewing Jefferson's Disaster Preparedness policy during Resident

In addition, Morning Report is held Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in the Family Practice Center; these conferences are for case-based presentations of 1-3 patients and not for didactic presentations. A geriatrics conference is held every Thursday and Psychosocial conferences are held on the first and third Friday of the month.

Although most Conference and Morning report presentations are presented by upper years, PGY1's are expect to present two times at Morning Report during their FMC block.

Life in Medicine Series: Residents meet monthly at the home of a faculty member for dinner and discussion on a variety of topics that impact physicians' lives.

PGy 2PGY 2 Residents after completing their ALSO training.
Christine A. Arenson, MD

Christine A. Arenson, MD
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

R. Patrick McManus, MD

R. Patrick
McManus, MD

Director, Residency Program

Krys Foster, MD, MPH
Fourth Year Chief
Clinical Instructor

Daniel Doggett
Program Coordinator

Department of
Family & Community Medicine

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2363
(215) 955-8600 fax

We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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