Held 3-4 times a week, CTU teams present and discuss recent admissions. These conferences are moderated by members of the faculty with a special interest in teaching.
Academic Half Days
Presented by faculty from a viariety of medicine specialties in both Problem Based Learning (PBL) small group sessions and lecture formats. To better fit the needs of our residents as they progress through the program, there is both a General AHD for PGY-1s and 2s, as well as a Royal College Exam Prep AHD specifically for PGY-3s.
In May each year a whole day is set aside for Resident Research Day. The residents are given protected time to present their research projects (oral presentatinos and posters), to their colleagues and the Faculty in the Department of Medicine. An invited speaker helps anchor the day and a panel gives feedback to the participants.
Department of Medicine Events
Departmental Grand Rounds and Morbidity and Mortality Rounds occur weekly and hosted by the Department of Medicine. The full calendar can be viewed here. In addition, each division holds weekly subspecialty conferences that residents are encouraged to attend.
Organized 9 times a year by senior residents and attended by faculty. The journal club reviews EBM concepts for a variety of different study designs relevant to the practice of internal medicine.
Queen's has a purpose built, state of the art simulation centre in the School fo Medicine building which is utilized for simulation teaching and procedural training (e.g. central lines, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis). We also have a Harvey cardiac simulator that is regularly used. There is also a smaller simulation centre in KHSC itself which is used for code blue training when residents are on ICU rotations and the PGY1 nightmare scenarios course.
Residents have may opportunties to develop their teaching skills. Senior residents teach in the clinical clerk lecture series. Others are encouraged to participate in the clinical skills undergraduate program here at Queen's. The Essentials of Teaching: Clinical course is offered through the PGME office for residents who are interested in enhancing their teaching skills.