Let's make this easy...
Didactics: Every Friday 12pm-5pm; monthly Departmental Grand Rounds
Presentations: Delivered by Family Medicine Faculty, fellow residents, and guest lecturers from within and outside our system.
Topics: Obviously family medicine but more specifically osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, women's health, geriatrics, psychiatry, evidence-based medicine and practice management (this is could go on and on but it would get boring very fast). We have also incorporated hands-on procedure clinics (i.e. toe nail removal, skin biopsy, casting etc), interactive board reviews, monthly journal club, and an on-site OMM lab into the educational experience.
What makes our didactics different?
Freedom. Our residents moderate the afternoon and they choose the topics that they want to learn more about. It's their chance to become better teachers and learners.
Finally, an opportunity to let the creative juices flow.
We can't forget our other educational experiences held off campus:
Morning report--held daily from 8am to 9pm in both Lourdes and Kennedy Hospitals. Discussions are often hospital-based and moderated by the hospitalists or fellows.
Hospital grand rounds--given weekly at varying times in both Lourdes and Kennedy Hospitals. Lecturers include attendings from both in and out-system from multiple disciplines.