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Intern Morning Report:

This weekly case conference is held exclusively for interns. Here, the Department Chairman, Program Directors and Chief Residents lead discussions geared to reviewing pathophysiology, fundamentals of physical diagnosis and early skills of clinical decision making.


Resident Morning Report:

This weekly conference is a case based discussion held for the residents. Here, the Chairman, Program Directors, and Chief Residents lead discussions focusing on advanced patient evaluation skills and advanced clinical reasoning skills. The presentations are scheduled to include cases from the inpatient wards. All residents also participate in weekly subspecialty and ambulatory morning reports. Here residents from elective or ambulatory care rotations present interesting cases for discussion.


Ambulatory Academic Half Day

This weekly conference is held exclusively for residents on ambulatory block, from all three sites. During the dedicated 2 ½ hours, the Program Directors and Ambulatory Chief Residents lead a variety of interactive workshops, EBM exercises and Journal Clubs focused on topics specific to outpatient care. The Academic Half Day complements the online curriculum in ambulatory care medicine.


Noon Conference Series:

This daily conference is developed as a programmed yearly curriculum, focusing on the core concepts that have been selected by our curriculum committee as the critical components of the discipline of Internal Medicine. It is designed to prepare residents for the American Board of Internal Medicine exam.


Journal Club:

This bi-weekly conference is developed around a curriculum that emphasizes the skills necessary to analyze and implement information conveyed in the medical journals. Timely and clinically relevant articles are selected to illustrate core topics of Evidence Based Medicine. The discussions are led by the Chairman and the Chief Residents who illustrate the salient points and areas of further investigation.


Clinical Case Conference:

This special weekly conference was created by our Chief Medical Residents to allow residents who have distinguished themselves in their clinical performance to discuss an unknown case. Here the resident acts as the case "discussant" in reviewing the case and presenting a differential diagnosis. This year we have discussed Gitelman's Syndrome, Wilson's Disease, Porphyria, and Salmonella Endocarditis to name just a few. The pathology seen at NJMS is impressive and exciting. (See below table for more examples of our pathology)


Grand Rounds:

This weekly conference highlights a speaker with worldwide prominence in his/her field. Speakers this past year have included Drs. Eugene Braunwald and Kenneth Ludmerer among many other world experts. Last year, Dr William C Campbell (Nobel Prize in Medicine 2015) gave the 14th Annual Weisse Lecture on the History of Medicine.


Bedside Attending Rounds:

Daily rounds are conducted with the entire team. The art of history taking and physical examination is further refined and the challenges of clinical management and patient outcomes are discussed.


M&M Conference:

This monthly conference is led by the Program Director who discusses medical errors, patient safety issues and deaths in a case based interactive relaxed format.


Ethics Conference:

Monthly conference teaches housestaff how to deal with ethical dilemmas encompassing many issues including everything from dealing with pharmaceutical companies to treating family members.


Teaching Workshops:

Faculty in the department teach residents how to become creative and effective teachers of students and interns.


Board Review:

Weekly board review sessions are conducted with the housestaff during morning and/or noon conferences, and are woven into the curriculum over the 3 years of training, such that preparation for the Boards starts on July 1st of the intern year! These sessions are led by the Chief Medical Residents, utilizing select topics in sub-specialities and general internal medicine. Questions are selected from either MKSAP or ACP, and only the most board relevant questions are reviewed to ensure a more valuable teaching session with the residents. These sessions cover diagnosis, treatment, management, as well as pathophysiology.

In addition, a dedicated Board Review course runs in May-June every year with dedicated weekly evening sessions. It was developed and implemented in 2018 by our very own Dr. Matassa, and has led to 100% Board exam pass rate in 2018 and 2019!


Examples of the unique pathology seen daily in the
NJMS Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia Leptospirosis
Amanita Mushroom Induced Fulimant Hepatic Failure Listeriosis
Amebic Liver Abscess Lung Abscess
Atrial Fibrillation in Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Neurosyphilis
Babesiosis Perivalvular Abscess
Bleomycin-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis Prolactinoma
Coccidiomycosis Osteomyelitis Pseudomyxoma Peritoneii
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Renal Vein Thrombosis Complicating Lupus Nephritis
Cystic Fibrosis Schirrhous Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Disseminated Gonococcal Infection Schistosomiasis
Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiac Toxicity Takayasu's Arteritis
Haemophilus Influenzae Meningitis T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (presenting as facial plethora)
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Thyroid Storm
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
HIV Cholangiopathy, Nephropathy Toxoplasmosis
Hyperthyroid Myopathy Vancomycin-Induced Neutropenia
IV Acyclovir Induced Renal Failure Von-Hippel-Landau Syndrome