Experimenting With Resident Conferences

Three internal medicine programs describe their independent decisions to change from daily one-hour conferences to longer weekly conferences. Each program dealt with similar issues: a decision to change from passive to active learning; a need for faculty development in active-learning techniques; a need to provide clinical coverage during the longer conference; and an emphasis on resident preparation and accountability for conference topics, including testing.—Laura Willett, MD

Batalden, MK et al. Beyond a Curricular Design of Convenience: Replacing the Noon Conference With an Academic Half Day in Three Internal Medicine Residency Programs. Acad Med. 2013 May;88(5):644-651.

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