How We Learn

Our Med-Peds residents routinely attend didactics and conferences within the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics departments as well as specific Med-Peds weekly conferences. They also are responsible for creating monthly learning plans to augment their conference-based learning.

Weekly Med-Peds Conferences include:
  • Following our Med-Peds conference, our upper level residents lead board-review sessions that are primarily case/question based. 


Med-Peds Ambulatory Self-Study & Conference

  • Med-Peds Ambulatory Conference is designed to augment the experience in the continuity clinics. During this conference, we discuss a topic as a group, leading to engaging conversation between residents and faculty related to their practices.   
  • Ambulatory Self-Study occurs as each month residents are allowed to select topics that interest them from the Johns Hopkins Curriculum. They review these modules and then discuss the topics with their clinic preceptors to provide practical feedback.
  • Ambulatory blocks are embedded within our residents' yearly Med-Peds elective and include individual goal-setting as well as topics like transitions and telemedicine.
  • Categorical Ambulatory Learning occurs in a variety of settings, including: IM Ambulatory Conference, Intermittent IM Ambulatory Didactics and Pediatric Ambulatory Morning Report/Didactics through our categorical curriculum.

Med-Peds 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. 
  • Number Needed to Eat was founded in 2018, residents coordinated with clinic faculty to initiate an evening Med-Peds Ambulatory Journal Club.The focus is on reviewing high-yield primary care articles in a casual, community-setting like a pub or restaurant patio. We hope to return to a version of this when safe.

Med-Peds Skills Workshop

Our skills workshops are designed to allow our Med-Peds residents to learn procedures or cover important topics like financial advising, splinting, bedside ultrasound exams, peripheral IV placement, pediatric ophthalmologic exam, disaster medicine, C-spine stabilization and clearance, op-ed writing and many other topics. Residents play a vital role in selecting the areas of focus for each year.

Med-Peds 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 raise feedback and  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.

Med-Peds Board Review Conference

This conference is held after our weekly Med/Peds conference. During these resident-run meetings residents review high-yield board topics including facilitating MKSAP, MedStudy, and PREP questions and answer time. Residents report great satisfaction with the protected time to reason through questions as a group.

Categorical Education


Internal Medicine


Grand Rounds
Noon Report
Morbidity/Mortality Conference
Hospital Medicine Seminar

Ambulatory Conference


Intern Retreat - PGY-1
Career Retreat - PGY-2

Grand Rounds
Morning Report
Patient Safety Conference
Resident Grand Rounds
PREP Board Review
Noon Didactic Series
QI Resident Team Projects


Intern Retreat - PGY-1
Career Development Seminar - PGY-2

Robust Online Education

Our Internal Medicine Program hosts their Residency didactic lectures and Grand Rounds online. Louisville Lectures is a project through the Department of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program that Dr. Bishop manages. 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. This makes it easy to learn topics just-in-time, even when you are on the other side. We also host a resident-recorded and driven ultra-short lecture series, Little Lectures.