Education

Medical residents at the University of Louisville benefit from consistent bedside teaching and evaluation on ward rotations and in clinics.

Residents in simulation lab

The residency program provides each resident with personal access to MKSAP for use to prepare for the internal medicine boards.

All UofL house officers have free access to multiple on-line resources through the UofL Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, including UpToDate, DynaMed,and PubMed.

Our program also offers a full schedule of complementary lectures and teaching conferences, which grounds residents in the principles and fundamentals of internal medicine and prepares them for a lifetime of learning and of delivering superb clinical care.

In order to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, our program has made adjustments to our usual conference schedule. We now have "virtual conferences" (using an online platform) from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. every day of the week (and from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. most Wednesdays), incorporating Noon Report, Journal Club, Didactics, and Clinic Conferences. We also continue to utilize our already robust Louisville Lectures website to provide flexible learning options for our residents. These virtual conferences have been extremely well-received by the residents, and, based on resident feedback,  we anticipate a blend of in-person and virtual conferences in the future.

Noon Report

Residents present reviews of overnight admissions and interesting inpatient cases every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at noon.

Journal Club

Provides a forum where faculty and residents discuss articles of interest with an eye toward evaluation of research methodology.

Didactic Sessions

Every Wednesday afternoon, faculty present two 45-minute high yield lectures. Sessions are recorded and are accessible via Louisville Lectures, should a resident be unable to attend.

Self-Study Curriculum

The residency program recognizes that adult learners may prefer to explore topics at their own pace and in an order that coincides well with their clinical experiences. We also recognize that self-study is crucial to building a broad and deep foundation of knowledge in internal medicine, and to passing internal medicine boards. This curriculum provides residents with guided self-study using online, case-based resources and board review materials. Advisors monitor residents' progress through the curriculum to ensure completion during residency.

Weekly Resident Clinic Conference

We begin every half-day resident clinic with an interactive learning session on a single topic pulled from the Yale Curriculum. Additionally, faculty may ask residents to perform brief literature searches on patient-focused questions in an effort to deliver the best and most evidence-based care to our patients.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held every Thursday at 8 a.m. during the academic year (September-June). Speakers with regional and national reputations are invited to campus to update the entire faculty on controversies and developments in our field and on new advances in research.

UofL Internal Medicine Lecture Series (Louisville Lectures)

LouisvilleLectures.org, a product of the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program, is a resident launched project that provides updated boards and clinically relevant lectures on a range of internal medicine topics.