Family Medicine Residency Teaching Conferences
The core of the learning experience in the residency program is to combine supervised “hands-on” patient care experience with structured didactic educational sessions and department meetings.
Formal morning report is presented every morning. The assigned attending leads the audience of medical students, residents and attending physicians in a case-based discussion of both common and interesting inpatient and outpatient scenarios. Residents also present monthly board preparation sessions during which test questions and answers are discussed.
Academic Day Lectures
All Family Medicine residents attend a four-hour academic day at the hospital's modern education center every Wednesday afternoon. During this protected time, lectures and hands-on workshops are presented by Family Medicine faculty, our subspecialty colleagues and the residents themselves. Topics from the entire breadth of Family Medicine are discussed over a 36-month curriculum.
Our Family Medicine conferences include a core medical lecture series, journal club and medical ethics. Topics follow a 36-month curricular cycle. Learning is further enhanced by a daily academic schedule developed especially for our Family Medicine residents consisting of didactic lectures, radiology conferences, resident case presentations and a popular jeopardy challenge. Residents also are invited to participate in medical staff educational activities such as departmental Grand Rounds and monthly cancer conferences. A variety of professional issues are addressed during year-specific forums designed to meet the ongoing needs of each class. Other special programs such as ALSO training, a Resident Research Symposium, a roundtable on career opportunities and a workshop on contract negotiations are sponsored by the Network of Family Medicine Residencies affiliated with the Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. An office-wide annual audit program teaches residents to effectively manage practice quality and improvement.
Feedback and Evaluation
Residents meet regularly with their advisors to set rotation-specific and personal learning goals, and to assess the progress they have made toward achieving them. Each class has a faculty advisor who oversees their educational experiences and monitors their ongoing curricular needs. Faculty and advisors routinely solicit and rely on resident input to enhance St. Luke’s Hospital – Warren Campus' educational program. Our educational system reflects the faculty's commitment to the concepts of the adult learner.
Farley Education Center Auditorium
Many lectures are presented in the hospital's Farley Education Center auditorium. The 96-seat auditorium, which opened in 1998, includes an advanced audio and visual system.