Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine prides itself in preparing our residents for fulfilling careers as leaders in academic and clinical medicine. MetroHealth offers resident trainees a diverse patient population, flexible programs, supportive faculty, and a warm and friendly environment. We also offer the house staff access to nationally recognized research programs and the best fellowship programs. Our graduates also have demonstrated excellent performance on National Boards.
A variety of conferences and educational opportunities are available to the house staff and students. There is a noon conference almost every day from July to June. Available conferences include:
- Nuts and Bolts: Held every weekday during July and August. This lecture series features the diagnosis and management of common medical problems, including: fluid management, DKA, atrial fibrillation, COPD/asthma, ACS, and CHF. Also included are common ID topics with emphasis on IDSA guidelines.
- Grand Rounds: Held weekly on Thursdays, encompassing cutting-edge research topics in general internal medicine and its subspecialties. These CME conferences are presented by national experts as well as MetroHealth's own distinguished faculty members.
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Held weekly on Tuesdays, September through June. These cases are chief-selected and presented. Audience members include faculty, who serve as consultants providing their expert opinion on the questions encountered and reviewing guidelines. This unique format lends itself to an interactive discussion, making it our most popular conference that no house officer or faculty would want to miss.
- Journal Club: Under the guidance of faculty from the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, senior residents present recently published articles which are relevant to our everyday medical management principles, providing continued exposure to EBM. This is combined with the Senior Grand Rounds.
- Board Review: Junior residents lead our interactive hour-long monthly board review sessions. Medicine teams compete for a Jeopardy champion each year as they review MKSAP questions. These sessions are moderated by a sub-specialist in each of the core ABIM fields of medicine.
- Morning Report: Held weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. House officers present interesting cases to an attending and chief resident, focusing on the differential diagnosis, diagnostic dilemmas, and management issues of various clinical cases on the medicine wards.
- Hospitalist Case Conference: Occurs Wednesday afternoons every week.. Interesting cases form the inpatient services are discussed by the floor attendings and hospitalists on service.
- Subspecialty Conferences: Subspecialty divisions hold weekly conferences including journal clubs, tumor board, radiology, pathology, and ID case conferences. While these conferences are not mandatory, all residents are welcome to attend.
- Senior Resident Grand Rounds:Your chance to take the podium! This is a one-hour presentation by a third-year resident of his/her research project or a specific topic of interest. While this is a graduation requirement, many seniors gain excellent skills during the culmination of data collection, researching a topic, and presenting their findings in this forum. This is combined with the Journal Club.
Educational and Reference Resources: The hospital maintains current and readily accessible subscriptions to multiple medical resources.
- Up-To-Date available on all hospital computers
- MDConsult available on all computers
- MEDLINE and OVID database search engines on all computers
- Micromedex available on all computers
- Access to all electronic resources of Case Western Reserve University
The Brittingham Memorial Medical Library: The hospital maintains an outstanding medical library which has more than 25,600 bound volumes and in excess of 486 current subscriptions. In addition, the library maintains an active Medline access to the National Library of Medicine. Interlibrary Loan services and audio-visual equipment are also available. Online journals are available through the library's web pages. The library also offers the complete collection of MKSAP and MedStudy books and DVDs. Other services offered through the library include:
- Interlibrary Loan - book or journal
- Xeroxing: 200 pages free per month
Educational funds for PGY-II through PGY-IV residents are provided, with $500 for conferences, travel, or books. All categorical interns are provided with the most current edition of MedStudy. Four days are allowed for conference time. Funds may not be carried from one PGY year to the next.
If you have any questions about the application process or require further information about the programs offered at MetroHealth, please feel free to contact our program coordinator, Liz While.