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What does your program do for basic science weekly??

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opr8n

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Most of us residents have to attend a weekly conference (not grand rounds or M&M) but resident education hour
What is it that your progrma does for this conference?
Does it work?
What would you like to see be done differently??

im curious as to what other people have and do
 

fishmonger69

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we take each week's ACS reading and go through that.
 

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We have an entire day each week devoted to academics. Mandatory attendance. Seniors can sneak to cover good cases. Otherwise, we have some core lectures by staff then resident run case presentations from call, bioskill sessions with cadavers etc and a resident presentation grand rounds. Lunch squeezed in there with some floor work. All in all a nice day, but loooong.
 
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Basic science-based lectures for the 1s and 2s, more clinical-based lectures for the 3s, 4s and 5s. Assigned readings based on Sabiston's.
 

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Back in the day...

few residents showed up (no faculty support)
weak PP presentations by residents or reviewing chapter from Rush or a text
pagers going off like crazy, interns leaving every 34 seconds to answer
occasional attending showed up to give a lecture; most "forgot" their scheduled time

And they wondered why our ABSITE scores were so low.
 

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anyone else?
still looking for better ideas of how to improve BS hour
 

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We had been doing one hour of resident presentations (basic science or some assigned topic, lately we have been presenting sections from score portal) then one hour of SESAP questions (going through it together basically). Followed by M+M, then grand rounds (speaker from a speaker's bureau). It was supposed to be protected time, but often cases would run into that time, and people would of course still be paging us. Other days we have several one hour conferences (combined ED/trauma-one week didactic, one week case presentation; GI;Oncology;ACGME core; Critical Care;Multidisciplinary thoracic-case plus didactic including radiology and pathology; and the newest is multidisciplinary abdominal) that are pseudomandatory. No one could make it to all of them without missing OR and patient care duties, but we are supposed to try. We recently switched from the SESAP questions to a series of quizzes based on mandatory reading (then we argue about why the answers are the way they are). We'll see how that works out. My intern year there were actual lecture from the faculty, but as we have lost several that seems to have gone away. We do have one emeritus faculty member that gives fantastic lectures to the med students, that would be great if adapted to the resident level and done during our protected time instead of yet another powerpoint presentation trying to boil down the anatomy and physiology of the GI system into one hour.
 
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