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 these 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.
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.