Left to Right: Morgan Schoer, MD, Nathan Bekele, MD & Alexis Bayudan, MD
Left to Right: Morgan Schoer, MD, Nathan Bekele, MD & Alexis Bayudan, MD

Noon Conference

Noon conference is delivered 3 times a week, and follows the outline of the ABIM blueprint with both inpatient and outpatient topics.  It is didactic-based and organized in blocks by specialty.  Each specialty follows a three-year curriculum created by our own Washington University specialist physicians.  Noon Conference also contains additional important lecture series such as the Diversity Lectures, Wellness lectures, and Qualitative Improvement. Noon conference is recorded so that all residents have the opportunity to review them as they need.  

Ambulatory Education

Our ambulatory education model includes a 3-year curriculum targeted to the learning level of our residents. We use active-learning strategies, including problem-based learning, case-based learning, discussion, debate and retrieval practice exercises, to prepare residents to provide the best care for their patients and to succeed on their board examinations. In addition to clinical knowledge, this curriculum helps residents to develop knowledge and life-long skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • High-value care
  • Social and Systemic Determinants of Health
  • Personal Wellness
  • Career Development

Residents experience this curriculum with the same peers throughout the year, which allows a comfortable learning environment & development of a team mentality for learning. We believe that classroom education must reinforce what happens in the clinical space, and we structure and evaluate our curriculum with this aim in mind.

Medical Intensive Care Unit Curriculum

Every Monday through Thursday during the MICU rotation, a high-yield lecture is given to the residents by our pulmonary and critical care fellows.  During this four-week curriculum, a wide range of critical care topics are covered, including shock, respiratory failure, and critical care ultrasound.   

Sample Weekly Conference Schedule:

Monday
8:00 – 8:30a      IM Resident Report
12:00 – 1:00p   IM Noon Conference
3:00 – 3:45p     IM Intern Report

Tuesday
12:00 – 1:00p   IM Intern Journal Club
12:00 – 1:00p   IM Resident Journal Club

Wednesday
8:00 – 8:30a     IM Resident Report
12:00 – 1:00p   IM Noon Conference
3:00 – 3:45p     IM Intern Report

Thursday
8:00 – 9:00a     IM Grand Rounds
12:00 – 1:00p   IM Noon Conference

Friday
8:00 – 8:30a      IM Resident Report
12:00 – 1:00p   CPC