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Didactic Program

Interns are required to attend a four hour block of didactic conferences every Thursday afternoon held in conjunction with our Family Medicine Residency Program. The topics of these conferences vary from week to week. Additionally, interns are required to attend Tumor Board every Tuesday, an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Philosophy and Practices lecture held at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month and Hospital-Wide Grand Rounds held on the second Wednesday of each month.

Attendance at these conferences is mandatory and is tracked. Interns are required to maintain a minimum of 60% conference attendance. Interns are excused from conference attendance during their Emergency Medicine rotation or if approved to participate in an elective rotation that occurs outside RCRMC. The only other valid excuse for missing a conference is either post call status, vacation or when the intern is providing urgent hands-on patient care that cannot be delegated to another physician. As soon as the intern is able (the same day) the intern must call the coordinator to explain the reason for not attending and ask for an excused absence.

In addition to the mandatory conferences described above, the hospital offers a wide variety of educational conferences and lectures throughout the month and interns are encouraged to attend those of interest to them as their schedules and rotation supervisors allow.

Additionally, interns participate, on a rotating basis, on the following hospital committees:

  • Patient Safety
  • Performance Improvement
  • Resident Committee
  • Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education