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The Internal Medicine Center serves as a critical resource for the community by providing patients of all backgrounds and needs the primary care they need to pursue their own best health.

 

The IMC is certified as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home

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Interns Join the Internal Medicine Center Practice

We are excited to welcome the 2016 interns to our program and to the Internal Medicine Center practice. Even though you may not rotate through until later in the year for your dedicated ambulatory month, all our interns will receive a vigorous training for our EHR (a version of EPIC called CarePath) and an orientation to the staff and patient care at the IMC. Stop by and let us know you are here. Everyone is ready to assist you in learning to see patients in the ambulatory setting as the newest members of our team.

Didactics

Didactics Sessions

8:00-8:30 AM

What are Didactic Sessions?

How should I Prepare for Didactic Sessions?

When and Where?

Didactic Cases are specially written to introduce you to the key elements of the diagnosis and treatment of 10-12 of the most common conditions you are likely to see in the Internal Medicine Center practice. The cases include a real life presentation for the condition with questions that lead you through all relevant issues of diagnosis and treatment. Links are provided to critical and current evidence-based guidelines

This page contains a calendar and links to access all cases. If you are the lead or back up presenter, be prepared to read the case and guide the group through answering the questions.

Even if you are not leading, work through all the questions ahead of the session using the guideline links provided.

Ready to see the Case? Click on the Case Name in the Calendar to Download a Case.

All Didactic Sessions are held in the Bullpen, or staffing area, in the IMC. Sessions start promptly at 8:00 so plan to be settled and ready to start  before then.

Leaders,  text your back up presenter if you know you will not be there on time.

September Didactic Schedule

August Didactic Schedule

November Didactic Schedule

Thurs, Sept 1       IMC Didactic Case on Low Back Pain with ACP/APS Guidelines   Presenter: Teja Pasupneti   Back Up: Chris Muse

Tues, Sept 6        IMC Didactic Case on Hypertension with JNC 8 and ATP4 reviews   Presenter: Chris Muse   Back Up: Shannon McCabe

Thurs, Sept 8      IMC Didactic Case on Preventative Medicine    Presenter: Shannon McCabe   Back Up: Kevin D'Rummo

Tues, Sept 13       IMC Didactic Case on GERD     Presenter: Rami Azem     Back Up: Teja Pasupneti

Thurs, Sept 15     IMC Didactic Case on COPD with GOLD Guideline review     Presenter: Allison Early   Back Up: Shannon McCabe

Tues, Sept 20     IMC Didactic Case on Heart Failure     Presenter: Lee Capili     Back Up: Rami Azem

Thurs, Sept 22   IMC Didactic Case on Asthma with review of NHLBI Guidelines     Presenter: Kamal Dayal   Back Up: Nimrit Lotey

Tues, Sept 27     IMC Didactic Case on Depression     Presenter: Nimrit Lotey    Back Up: Lee Capili

Thurs, Sept 29   IMC Didactic Case on Headache    Presenter: Kevin D'Rummo  Back Up: Kamal Dayal

 

There are two additional learning experiences this month you should attend:

Wed, Sept 7        IMC Didactic Case on Diabetes   All residents should prep for participation.

Wed, Sept 21     IMC Pharmacy Didactic Case on Warfarin   All residents should prep for participation.

 

There are two Self Study Cases for the month of September. Be sure to download and review them on your own.

                            IMC Self Study Case on Irritable Bowel/ Fibromyalgia

                            IMC Self Study Case on Atrial Fibrillation

Thurs, Aug 30   IMC Didactic Case on Headache    Presenter: Katie King  Back Up: Amelia Bober

 

Watch for the November Didactics Calendar    IMC Didactic Cases Coming Soon

 

Ambulatory Skills

FIND SMARTPHRASES AND EFFICIENCY TIPS HERE TO IMPROVE YOUR CARE

USE CASE BASED LEARNING TO ADOPT AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH FOR COMMON CONDITIONS

Patient Centered Medical Home

BUILDING A NEW CARE MODEL FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE

 

Population Medicine

We use care plans, planning huddles, practice reports to target care.

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Team

Team members communicate core goals of care and use back up behaviors to get them done.

 

Patient Engagement

We use new ways of effectively activating patients for their own disease management.

 

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The IMC is certified as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home