Multiple teaching sessions outlined below, provide additional learning opportunities for students rotating on the Internal Medicine Clerkship. 

For Students Only:

Chief Resident and Faculty Lecture Series

All students attend this series.  Faculty members and chief residents provide these interactive lectures on common topics in Internal Medicine, H&P sessions, and Clinical Reasoning. 

"Chalk Talk" Conference

All students attend this series on Thursdays led by residents.  The lecture is from 12noon - 1:00 p.m.

Harrison Service

Students on Harrison Service (cardiology) attend teaching conference planned for M/W/F at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in MCE, 5th floor.  Topics include management of Heart Failure, ACS, and EKGs.

Student Morning Report

All students meet from 10:30 - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. This is a morning report style conference, exclusively for the students, in which two to three cases will be presented each week by students.  The student will choose a case-based on a chief complaint from the VC3 list. The student presenting is asked to bring any and all relevant or interesting imaging, EKGs, and any other parts of the diagnostic work-ups relevant to the case for review by the group. The Chief Resident and faculty member will lead the students through the aspects of the case including everything from assisting the student with presentation skills to developing a framework for reviewing the details of the case and deciding how to proceed with the data that has been gathered.  The students attending the conference will be asked to assist in creating an analytic framework of the primary problem, and develop a prioritized differential diagnosis.  The student will then lead a short discussion about the diagnosis.  

VA Physical Diagnosis Rounds

Students working at the VA round with Dr. Sergent at the bedside of patients for an hour to learn physical exam findings and discuss patient care management.  Come with one or two patients that have interesting physical diagnosis findings.

For Students and Residents:

Morning Report

Students attend morning report at each hospital on Tuesday and Thursdays except for the Harrison service.

Resident Chalk Talk and Lecture Series:

Mondays and Fridays at 12:00 noon

Fox and Hedgehog

Chief residents present unknown cases to attendings, residents, and students rotating at the VU and VA hospitals. 

Grand Rounds

All students attend Grand Rounds on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.