2013: Areas for Improvement Identified, Conference Re-imagined
Program leadership and senior residents identify knowledge gaps in second-semester intern approach to “bread and butter” complaints. Conference lectures noted to include many specialty and advanced topics. Plans to incorporate break-out sessions with review of fundamentals for interns and more advanced topics for senior residents begin.
July 2013: Intern Curriculum Piloted
Incoming class of inters attend hour-long break-out sessions on high-yield topics during conference
Spring 2014: The Flipped-Classroom Approach
Project to incorporate online semi-synchronous content for intern curriculum proposed. Noted benefits include increased time for interaction between interns and faculty at conference, learner ability to review content at own pace, availability of resources for interns on off-service rotations (unable to attend conference sessions), and ability to reach global audience.
Fall 2014: A Problem Redefined
Project leaders re-address goals of intern curriculum, change focus from discussion of “bread-and-butter” topics to developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to manage common true emergencies and common complaints.