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Teaching

We use an Academic Half Day model to deliver our core curriculum over a wide array of topics to ensure our residents have a broad exposure to frequently tested topics on the ABIM examination, in addition to topics that are essential to becoming a well rounded internist. These conferences are PGY-specific to allow entry level house staff begin the learning process with foundational topics they will encounter on a regular basis; while our upper-level residents discuss more detailed management strategies. These sessions include attending-led didactics, resident/Chief-led case reports, small group activities, Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum, Humanities in Medicine, and Ethics in Medicine. The core curriculum builds over an 18 month cycle, thus exposing residents to these topics at a minimum of twice during the 36 month training period. This list is not all inclusive and many other topics are covered throughout residents' training in different venues. We also offer the following conferences to all PGY-classes: Clinical Decision-making conference, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, ACP reading club, Primary care lecture series. CCF Medicine Grand Rounds are also held weekly on Thursdays mornings.

Intern Core Series

Patient Related Problems/Calls
  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Alcohol withdrawal/DTs
  3. Chest Pain
  4. Combative Patient
  5. Delirium
  6. Decreased Urine output
  7. GI bleed - Upper and Lower
  8. Hypotension and Shock
  9. Fever
  10. Hypertensive urgency
  11. Seizures
  12. Shortness of Breath
  13. Syncope/Fall
  14. Transfusion Reactions - Recognition and Treatment
Lab Related Problems/Calls
  1. Potassium Disorders
  2. Acid-Base Disorders (Practical Interpretation & Implications)
  3. Glucose Disorders (hypo, hyper & DKA/NKH)
  4. Sodium Disorders
  5. Magnesium & Phosphorus & Calcium Disorders
  6. Anemia, Blood products & when to use them
  7. Coagulation Disorders & managing anticoagulants
Miscellaneous
  1. Reading chest and abdominal x-rays
  2. Reading ECGs
  3. Evaluating volume status and choosing correct IVF
  4. How to be an efficient house officer/time management skill
  5. Dictation for doctors
Cardiology
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes (1)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (1)
  • Diseases of the Aorta (1)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (1)
  • Bradycardias (1)
  • Syncope (2)
  • Wide Complex Tachycardias (3)
  • Valvular Heart Diseases (3)
  • Cardiovascular Hemodynamics (3)
  • Cardiac disease and pregnancy (3)
  • Narrow Complex Tachycardias
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Lipid Management and Risk Reduction
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy/Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Advanced Heart Failure/Transplantation
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Inotropes and Anti-arrhythmics
Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Sepsis (1)
  • Approach to Shock (1)
  • Asthma (1)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (2)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (2)
  • Acute Intoxications and Poisonings (2)
  • Approach to Pulmonary Nodules (2)
  • Sleep Medicine (3)
  • Sarcoidosis (3)
  • COPD (2)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pressors
  • Respiratory failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation
Endocrinology
  • DKA and Hyperosmolar Non-Ketotic Syndrome (1)
  • Thyroid Disorders (1)
  • Oral Treatment of Diabetes (1)
  • Non-oral Treatment of Diabetes (1)
  • Adrenal Disorders (2)
  • Anterior Pituitary Disorders (2)
  • Posterior Pituitary and Water Metabolism (2)
  • Female Reproductive Medicine (3)
  • Male Reproductive Medicine (3)
  • Polyglandular Disorders (3)
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Disorders of bone and calcium metabolism
Hematology Oncology
  • Basics of Chemotherapy (1)
  • Oncologic Emergencies (1)
  • Palliative Medicine (1, 2, 3)
  • Multiple Myeloma (2)
  • Chronic Leukemia (2)
  • Acute Leukemia (3)
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (3)
  • Plasmapheresis (3)
  • Breast Cancer
  • GU cancers
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • GI cancers
  • Biliary/Liver cancers
  • CNS tumors
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Myelodysplastic disorders
  • Platelet disorders
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Approach to anemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Hemolytic anemias
Psychiatry
  • Delirium in Hospitalized Patients (1)
  • Anxiety Disorders (2)
  • Schizophrenia (3)
  • ETOH abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
Nephrology
  • Hypertension Urgency/Emergency (1)
  • Acute Renal Failure (1)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndromes (2)
  • Nephritic Syndromes (2)
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Hematuria
  • Sodium disorders
  • Tubulointerstitial disorders
  • Potassium disorders
  • RTA’s (3)
Rheumatology
  • Acute Monoarticular Arthritis (1)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1)
  • Large Vessel Vasculitis (1)
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies (2)
  • Metabolic Bone Disease (2)
  • GPA/MPA (3)
  • CSS/HSP/HCVcryoglob Vasculitis (3)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • SLE
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Crystalline arthritis
Infectious Disease
  • Intro to Antibiotics (1)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (1)
  • Tuberculosis (1)
  • Hospital Epidemiology/Infectious Diseases (3)
  • Endocarditis
  • Catheter related infections (blood and urine)
  • Vector borne infections
  • Bone and Joint Infections (2)
  • Skin and Soft Tissue infections
  • Ambulatory Infections
  • Transplant infections
  • Non TB Mycobacterium infections
  • HIV/AIDs
  • AIDs complications and management of opportunistic infections
  • Eye/Ear infections
  • ICU infections
Neurology
  • Ischemic Stroke (1)
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke (1)
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (2)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (2)
  • Movement Disorders (3)
  • Neuropathy (3)
  • Dementia
  • Headache
  • Seizure and Epilepsy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Radicular syndromes
  • Vertigo
Allergy/Immunology
  • Urticaria (1)
  • Skin Testing (2)
  • Drug Allergy (3)
  • Angioedema
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Immunodeficiency/complement deficiency
Vascular Medicine
  • Venous Thromboembolism (1)
  • Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation (1)
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Unusual Arterial Disorders
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Hypercoagulable disorders
Gastroenterology
  • Upper GI bleeding (1)
  • Lower GI bleeding (1)
  • Cirrhosis of the liver and its complications (1)-portal hypertension, ascites, variceal hemorrhage, hepatic encephalopathy
  • Acute pancreatitis (1)
  • IBD (1)
  • Diarrhea (1)
  • Approach to abnormal liver enzymes (1)
  • Nutrition (1) - TPN and enteral feeding
  • Chronic pancreatitis (2)
  • Esophageal disease (2) - dysphagia, GERD, Barrett's
  • PUD/H pylori infection (2)
  • Hepatitis (2) - infectious, metabolic (hemochromatosis, Wilson's, alpha 1), Autoimmune, PBC, PSC
  • Esophageal diseases (3) - Barrett's, GERD, esophageal cancer, dysphagia
  • Stomach (3) - PUD, H pylori infection
  • Acute diarrhea (3)
  • Chronic diarrhea (3) - malabsorption, celiac, microscopic
  • Acute pancreatitis (3)
  • Chronic pancreatitis (3)
  • IBD (3)
Dermatology
  • Skin cancer
  • Scabies
  • Acne/Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatologic emergencies
  • Dermatologic signs of systemic illness
  • Dermatophytes and yeast
Primary Care
  • Women’s Health and Menopause
  • Smoking cessation
  • Insomnia
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Contraception
  • Approach to breast abnormalities
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Pre-operative evaluation
Hospital Medicine/Peri-operative Management
  • Perioperative medicine series:
    • Perioperative Medication Management
    • Perioperative COPD/ Preventing Post-Op Resp Complications
    • Perioperative Liver Disease
    • Cardiac Risk Assessment
    • Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet management in the perioperative setting
  • VTE prevention strategies
  • Care of the pregnant patient- Dr. Mayock has given an excellent lecture on this topic last year
  • Transitions of care after discharge from the hospital
  • Blood pressure management (a guideline driven approach using JNC criteria)
  • Treatment of the hateful patient/difficult patient
  • Educational series on documentation, billing
  • Role of CDI and the accuracy of documentation
  • Documentation and its role in quality of care
  • Value based purchasing
  • Healthcare policy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Perioperative anemia management (Dr. Auron)
  • Publicly reported healthcare measures
  • Nutritional insufficiency (anorexia and bulimia nervosa, Dr. Anumandla)
  • Clinical Quality Improvement Strategies (Sharon Phillips)
  • Communication Workshop (Dr. Velez for the fall)
Special Topics
  • Intro to Pharmacy (1, 3)
  • Career Planning Seminar (3)
  • Introduction to Library Resources & Services
  • Medical Writing and Plagiarism
  • Medline Search —Options and Getting Started
  • Intro to Health Care Research
  • Creating a Poster
  • Intro to the Scholarly Activity Program
  • The Numerical Language of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • The IRB and Protection of Human
  • Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: Sources of Non-Causal Statistical Relationships

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University enrolled its first class of students in 2004. Our affiliation with the medical school provides residents with an opportunity to teach the CCLM students during their third year of clerkship. Prior to the development of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, students from various medical schools throughout the country and the world were always an integral part of the internal medicine residency program. Residents supervise medical students in the first year of residency. This helps residents transition early from learner to teacher and allows them to better prepare for their supervisor months which start as a GL-2.

  • Residents begin supervising interns in the second year of residency.
  • The senior medical resident is the team leader on all internal medicine teaching services and also serves as the consultant, as well as a the team leader, for the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
  • Senior residents supervise all procedures performed by GL-1 residents and medical students
  • Residents (both junior and senior) will give mini-didatic lectures during ward team teaching rounds.
  • A typical ward teams consists of interns, medical students and a clinical pharmacist.
  • Morbidity and Mortality conferences, as well as, clinicopathologic conferences and evidence-based medicine journal clubs are resident led teaching experiences.
  • Each year the resident winner of Medicine’s annual research competition will present their research at a Medicine Grand Rounds.
  • Residents are given the opportunity to lecture at noon conference if they so desire.
  • Senior residents also serve as mentors and teaching to junior residents for research projects.

Feedback regarding teaching strategies, as well as lectures designed to improve residents' teaching skills, are included in the curriculum.