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Educational Conferences

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Speakers at Medicine Grand Grounds present topics weekly focusing on the synthesis and review of contributions of basic science and clinical research towards the care of patients with various pathologies. 

You can view live streaming video of Medicine Grand Rounds presentations. In addition, recent past Medicine Grand Rounds presentations are available for viewing on demand.

For access, contact the residency program office for the guest username and password. In the User Name field, you may need to enter AD\ before the guest username (example: AD\guestusername).

Watch live stream video of Grand Rounds     

Morning Teaching Conferences at VA & Hillcrest Medical Centers

Morning Teaching Conference is held at both UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Medicine Grand Rounds are held on Wednesday mornings In La Jolla. 

At VASDHS, Radiology Rounds are held on Friday mornings. 

Noon Conferences at the VA & Hillcrest Medical Centers

At the VA and Hillcrest Medical Centers, weekly QIPS (Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, formerly Morbidity & Mortality) and CRC (Clinical Reasoning Conferences, formerly known as Clinicopathologic Conferences) conferences, weekly intern reports and weekly faculty lectures take place during the noon hour. The program provides lunch during intern reports, QIPS/CRC conferences, and faculty lunch lectures.

The weekly faculty lunch lectures cover topics from a longitudinal curriculum of key internal medicine subjects. Each talk is focused on the diagnosis, management and frontiers in common pathology seen in internal medicine. There are also talks on evidence-based medicine, ethics, resident issues, insurance models and documentation standards.

Conferences at the Jacobs Medical Center

The Jacobs Medical Center provides an opportunity for twice-weekly resident driven, small group conference discussions involving hospitalists and faculty experts. With the chief medical resident, residents present cases that emphasize care planning in hematology/oncology, hospital medicine, and palliative care. Additionally, residents attend Hematology/Oncology teaching conferences which occur weekly.

Friday School

Friday School is a longitudinal, 3-year curriculum held every Friday afternoon. This is a protected time for interns and residents to cover important topics from the various subspecialties within internal medicine. The goal is to have more interactive sessions which often involve skills workshops such as ultrasound, field trips, patient interaction, and evidence-based journal clubs.

Ambulatory Care Conferences

Residents participate in interactive case discussions the afternoon of their continuity clinics with faculty menbers at all sites. These cases focus on common primary care issues.

Intern Report

On a weekly basis, interns participate in their own conference during which they present high-yield inpatient cases, discuss differential diagnoses and explore therapeutic options.