Didactics


Education is our top priority at the University of Tennessee. As such, we offer multiple educational experiences, including:

  • A 12 month rotating, structured curriculum, covering all of the major topics in Internal Medicine (noon lecture series on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays).
  • A written curriculum for each rotation, including ambulatory care.
  • MKSAP Reading Club - a weekly question-based review of Internal Medicine using the MKSAP series. Internal Medicine residents are provided the MKSAP book series as part of their educational stipend and review the entire MKSAP curriculum each year through attendance at this conference. Thus, residents are given the opportunity to completely review MKSAP three times prior to taking the boards just by attending these sessions. This is a wonderful preparation for Internal Medicine Boards.
  • Board review course - Conducted by the chief residents and held every Friday afternoon offering a review of Internal Medicine in preparation for the ABIM board examination.
  • In-training examination-Given yearly to all PGY levels offering a great learning tool in preparation for the ABIM board examination.
  • Medicine/Pediatrics Journal Club - a once-monthly talk for Med-Peds residents.
  • Internal Medicine Journal Club - a once-monthly critical review of recent medical literature moderated by one of our faculty. This is a fun evening held at a faculty member’s home.
  • Morning Report - Case-based learning sessions 2-4 times weekly, held at all the hospitals.
  • Night float case-based rounds - daily teaching session for house staff on night float and medicine ward teams, discussing cases admitted the previous night.
  • Medicine Grand Rounds - (weekly). Previous Grand Rounds are archived.
  • Clinical Pathology Conference (monthly)
  • Morbidity/Mortality Conference (monthly)
  • Ambulatory clinic: Utilizing the Yale ambulatory curriculum. 15-20 minute session at the beginning of clinic discussing the case of the week. Residents are provided the Yale curriculum as part of their educational stipend and review the entire Yale curriculum each year.
  • Intern School- an annual lecture series at the beginning of each year addressing basic medical topics essential for general medicine wards.
  • In addition, each subspecialty division offers a full array of conferences including journal clubs and case conferences.