Didactics

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Academic teaching and didactics are an integral part of a residency program. The Family Practice Residency Program at Tyler is proud to offer what we consider to be a well developed and comprehensive series of conferences and lectures designed to offer the maximum amount of pertinent medical information to the residents during their three year training period. Most lectures are delivered by the board-certified specialist in the field. Senior residents are required to do case presentations, and all residents are expected to participate in the Journal club.

The following is a brief description of the didactic curriculum:

Grand Rounds
  • Held every Friday for all medical faculty, residents, and students
Full Day Input
  • Combination of academic lectures, theme conferences (ie: Sports Medicine), and procedural workshops scheduled for the last working day of the month
  • All residents are excused from rotation duties to attend
Half Day Input
  • Held the third Friday afternoon of each month
  • Interns attend academic lectures
  • Upper level residents attend Practice Management Seminars
  • All residents are excused from rotation duties to attend
Practice Management Seminars
  • Held on Half Day Input
  • Curriculum is designed to expose upper level residents to medical practice issues. Some examples are:
    • Office staffing
    • Coding
    • Choosing the right practice situation
    • Managing finances
    • Understanding contracts
    • Specific legal issues for physicians
Noon Conference
  • Academic lectures are given every day of the week
  • Lunch is provided
  • All Family Practice faculty, residents, and medical students are invited
  • Journal Club, Medical Ethics, the Family Practice business meeting, and the Family Practice team clinic meetings also take place during noon conference times
Morning Report
  • Held each morning at 7:30 am in the Family Practice conference room
  • Faculty physicians rotate as facilitators
  • Structured as case presentations with discussion
Tumor Board
  • Held every Thursday at noon
  • Review current oncology cases
Pediatric Case Presentation
  • Held every Half Day Input
  • Residents present interesting teaching cases to fellow residents and Pediatric faculty
Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Held on the third Thursday of the month
  • Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds
  • Lectures held regularly throughout the month
Additional Meetings
  • In addition to the didactic activities, the following meetings also take place on a monthly basis.
Resident Meeting
  • Held every Full Day Input
  • Chief residents and current residents discuss issues and ideas pertaining to the residency program
Resident/Faculty Interaction
  • Immediately following resident meeting on Full Day Input
  • Residents and faculty discuss issues, exchange information, and answer questions in an open forum
  • Department Chairman also uses this time to make any pertinent announcements that may concern the residents
Curriculum Committee
  • Meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • Discuss current rotations
  • Review resident evaluations of the preceptors
  • Make recommendations for curriculum enhancement

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