Morning Report is a major teaching conference in the residency program. It begins promptly at 7:55 am and ends at 9:00 am Monday through Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital room B206. All residents not assigned to the ECC or VA rotations are expected to attend unless emergency patient responsibilities require their presence elsewhere.
Morning report is conducted by the Chief Medical Resident and assisted by assigned faculty members. Selected patients admitted to the Morehouse Medical Service in the previous 24 hours are discussed. Any and all faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend as frequently as possible as other approaches to clinical problems and clinical problem solving add to the learning experience for residents.
Residents are required to attend 75% of the conferences. Attendance is taken each morning by the Chief Medical Resident.
Noon Conference is held each day from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Grady Memorial Hospital in room B206, except Wednesday, when Grand Rounds is scheduled. The conference topics cover all medical subspecialties and general internal medicine. During July and August of each academic year, the Internal Medicine Core Curriculum is presented. The lectures are presented by a Morehouse School of Medicine faculty member or guest lecturer. On average, lunch is provided twice per week.
Medical Grand Rounds
Medical Grand Rounds are held each Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in the Piedmont Hall Auditorium. The presentation is given by a MSM faculty member or guest speaker. CME is offered for all faculty and lunch is provided.
Journal Club is convened at least once per month to review the content of an assigned article or journal relevant to Internal Medicine. Each section (Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonary, etc.) is responsible for at least one Journal Club during the academic year. Residents are taught how to critically appraise clinical issues and to critically evaluate medical literature. The Journal Club is organized by the Chief Medical Resident.
Morbidity and Mortality (M&M)
Morbidity and Mortality Conferences are designed to analyze and review in some detail the clinical features and process issues of a complex patient. Correlation with the clinical laboratory, radiology, and clinical pathology disciplines are included. All inpatient deaths are to be reported to the Chief Medical Resident daily.