Didactics

CONFERENCES

Our conferences are designed to cover topics that will prepare our residents for successful completion of the American Board of Pediatrics certification exam and to feel confident managing a wide range of pediatric illnesses in their future practice. We continually evaluate and improve our existent conference series, utilizing resident and faculty input to provide a curriculum that emphasizes current evidence-based guidelines and reflects the standard of care for pediatric patients.

Morning Report:  At UK, residents attend Morning Report on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Clinical presentations are prepared by residents, with subsequent discussion emphasising disease presentation and development of the differential diagnosis.  Additionally, the Morning Report curriculum includes skills workshops, Sim Lab and mock codes.

Grand Rounds:  The Department of Pediatrics holds a weekly Grand Rounds series on Thursday mornings. Topics range from clinical case presentation, review of recent medical developments, research presentations and visiting speakers. Morbidity and Mortality Conference occurs during Grand Rounds on a quarterly basis.

Community-Wide Morning Report:  Community-Wide Morning Report occurs twice yearly and gives faculty and residents the opportunity to interact with the private-practice pediatricians in the Lexington area.

Noon Conference:  Noon Conference topics are organized around a rotating three year curriculum and focus on core learning objectives identified by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Special conference series are also held, covering topics ranging from advocacy, residents as teachers and business of medicine topics.

Journal Club:  Journal Club is a time when residents get together to discuss two or three journal articles during a catered Noon Conference. Residents will be assigned to present one journal article with the assistance of an attending preceptor during residency.

Evidence-Based Medicine Conference:  Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Morning Reports are presentations in which the residents come up with their own clinical question and search the literature to see what evidence is published regarding their question and present their findings during a morning report conference to medical students, residents and attendings. EBM morning reports are assigned once during residency.