Educational Conferences

Educational Conferences

Our Med-Peds residents spend time attending various conferences within the internal medicine and pediatrics departments as well as attending weekly Med-Peds conferences and resident-led board review sessions. These conferences are held each Friday at noon and allow our residents a chance to focus on topics that are important to both internal medicine and pediatrics as well as the intersection of the two. These conferences include our Program Director's meeting, Journal Club, Ambulatory Case Conference, Skills Workshop, Wellness and Quality Improvement Conferences; brief descriptions of each are highlighted below. A brief list of some of the conferences provided by the internal medicine and pediatrics departments is also listed below and full descpritions of these conferences can be seen by following the program links..

Med/Peds Educational Opportunities


Ambulatory Case Conference

The ambulatory case conference meets monthly and is designed to augment the experience in the continuity clinics. Each month residents are allowed to select from resident-selected topics developed around the Johns Hopkins Curriculum. They review these modules and then discuss the topics with their clinic preceptors to provide practical feedback. We discuss a topic as a group during ambulatory conference, leading to a engaging conversation between residents and faculty related to their practices.

Journal Club

Med/Peds Journal Club meets once per month, and each resident is required to present an article of their choosing 2-3 times over the course of their residency. Each Journal Club session aims to teach residents the necessary skills to perform critical appraisal of medical literature, use of that literature to answer clinical questions and familiarity with conveying this information to colleagues. 

  • In 2018, residents coordinated with clinic faculty to initiate an evening Med-Peds Ambulatory Journal Club to review high-yield primary care articles in a casual, community-setting. 

Skills Workshop

Held once per month, the skills workshop is designed to allow our med-peds residents to learn procedures or cover important topics like financial advising, splinting, bedside ultrasound basics, peripheral IV placement, pediatric ophthalmologic exam, C-spine stabilization and clearance, editorial writing and many other topics. Residents play a vital role in selecting the areas covered in each session. 

Program Director's Meeting

The program director's meeting is held once per month and is led by our program director, Dr. Workman. The meeting serves as both an opportunity to outline important happenings or upcoming events. Residents serving on categorical and house staff committees have a chance to relate recent events and this is an excellent forum for our residents to address any concerns they may have or provide input on changes they would like to see within our program.

Board Review Conference

This conference is held four times per month after our weekly Med/Peds conference. During these resident-run meetings residents review MKSAP, MedStudy, and PREP questions and answers with a different topic covered each week. Residents report great satisfaction with the protected time to study as a group.

Categorical Educational Opportunities


Our Internal Medicine Program hosts their Resdiency didactic lectures and Grand Rounds online. LouisvilleLectures is a project through the Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program that is designed and run by residents and Dr. Bishop. The aim is to provide free open access medical education (#FOAMed) by recording didactics, grand rounds and other conferences for our residents but also for medical professionals everywhere. We have recently started hosting a resident-recorded and driven ultra-short lecture series and many of our residents are participating!

Internal Medicine


Grand Rounds
Noon Report
Morbidity/Mortality Conference
Intern Retreat
Shakertown Retreat
Board Review
Resident's as Teachers/Scholars Retreat

Hospital Medicine Seminar

Multidisciplinary QI conference

Scholarly Activity Project




Grand Rounds
Morning Report
Morbidity/Mortality Conference
Chairman's Conference
PREP parties
Noon lecture Series
QI resident teams
Intern Retreat
Board Review
Career Development Seminar
Senior Project