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Urology Conferences

Indications Conference is held every Monday where faculty, residents and other members of the healthcare team review upcoming urologic cases. 

Mortality and Morbidity Conference (M & M) is held every Monday. During the M & M meeting, senior residents on each service present all complications of cases that occurred while running that respective service from the previous month.  Discussion centers on complications, possible causes, management, and preventability. Systems issues are identified and discussed when appropriate. 

The Core Curriculum Conference is held every Monday and is dedicated to the review of the book of Campbell’s urology and the AUA Curriculum. The conference topics are arranged to discuss all the book’s chapters over a period of 2 years. The topics are outlined by selecting a Campbell’s chapter and the corresponding AUA curriculum. All urological surgeons are present for this conference to supervise, answer questions and to give insight into various urologic topics. A faculty member is selected to facilitate discussion based upon their specialty and topic of discussion. Residents and surgeons review the chapter. Residents take turns in presenting the material. AUA updates, Campbell’s, will also be utilized for preparing for this conference. 

Didactic Conference is a weekly conference covering all areas of urology. A faculty member is selected to facilitate discussion based upon their specialty and topic of discussion. This conference is scheduled every Monday afternoon at the East Urology Office.  

The GU Tumor Board meets twice a month on the 1st and 4th Thursday from 7:00– 8:00 am in the Oncology Conference Room and is attended by a multi-disciplinary team of radiation oncologists, radiologist, pathologists and urologists. Patient cases are discussed and provide an excellent learning opportunity for faculty and residents.

Grand Rounds are held monthly on the last Monday of each month from 7:00– 8:00 am and is dedicated for an in depth review and discussion of different topics in urology. Presenters can be invited speakers, attending urologists or residents. Urologists from the community, mid-level providers, urology staff and other residents at UTCOMC are invited to attend Grand Rounds. Occasionally an invited speaker who is an expert in a particular topic of discussion will be scheduled. Residents are expected to give one Grand Rounds every year. Preparing slides and giving talks in the presence of an audience will help prepare residents for public speaking.

Research Conference is scheduled on an as needed basis and is dedicated to research discussion, organization and data collection. Each resident is required to complete research project(s) during their training and submit to local, regional and national conferences for presentation.   

Journal Club is held on a monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday. Residents are expected to review the table of contents of different journals, and comment on interesting articles. This is followed by presentations of three in-depth articles coinciding with the topic of discussion. These articles are presented and discussed by residents and faculty.  Participants also discuss and evaluate the quality of their evidence.

"Let's Be CLER" is a faculty and resident development series hosted by the Dean's Office at the UTCOM Chattanooga the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Noon.  Sessions focus on topics related to the following General Competency areas: practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice. Specific topics include medical ethics, clinical quality improvement, end-of-life care, malpractice, impaired physicians, organized medicine, sleep and fatigue education, patient interviewing skills, and teaching skills. 

Aug 29, 2023