Teaching & Conferences
The curriculum at St. Vincent's Medical Center includes didactic lectures, case-based discussions, supervised patient care, and resident involvement in interdisciplinary conferences and activities. There is a written curriculum for each rotation and for activities that continue throughout the year, such as Ethics, Research, and Ambulatory Care.
The didactic curriculum covers clinical medicine, including Internal Medicine and subspecialty topics, medical systems and practice (with emphasis on the American health care system and the economics of medicine), interpersonal skills and the importance of the patient-physician relationship, and research methods. The majority of the didactic lectures are given by faculty from Columbia University, Yale University, University of Connecticut and physicians from St. Vincent's Medical Center.
- Grand Rounds are held on Tuesday morning
- Noon conferences are every day except Tuesday
- Ambulatory Report is on Thursday afternoon
- Intern Report is on Thursday afternoon
- Morning Report for senior residents is every day except Tuesday
- Monthly Ethics Rounds
- Monthly Cardiology Rounds
- Monthly Medical Jeopardy
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement - a unique two week rotation with an emphasis on conducting quality improvement projects.