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Conference Program

The Department of Family and Community Medicine offers a rich conference program that is held throughout the year. A variety of local and nationally recognized experts Jefferson faculty, and third year residents, contribute to conferences. Grand Rounds takes place each Wednesday morning. Community physicians join Department members in attending this conference.

In addition, morning report is held Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in the family practice center; a geriatrics conference is held at 3:00 p.m. every Thursday and journal club occurs monthly during the Thursday morning conference series. Intern conference or support group occurs weekly.


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.

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. 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.

Typical Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00 noon Family Medicine Resident Conference presentation by either a resident, a faculty member from the department or a guest speaker.

A recent survey of residency graduates indicated that formal Grand Rounds conferences, presented by residents, have long-lasting value for the presenter and are highly rated by fellow residents and faculty. This technique encourages every resident to develop their own area of expertise.

Check out our Conferences from past years

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

Nikki Cockey
Program Coordinator
Department of
Family & Community Medicine

1015 Walnut Street
Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2363
(215) 955-0640 fax

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

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