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Curriculum & Didactics

Sample Training Schedules

Didactics

Trios Health provides a wide range of academic programs to supplement the clinical training experiences of residents and medical students. The Trios Health didactic program incorporates practical training and academic exercises to prepare residents for professional careers in medicine. Trios Health residents spend at least five hours per week in didactics. This time is incorporated into their regular schedule. Faculty and medical staff are actively engaged in didactics as both instructors and participants. 

Journal Club

Journal Club is held the last Friday of every month; it is facilitated by faculty with articles selected by residents in conjunction with faculty and senior residents. The articles are relevant to the curriculum and learning experience of residents. Journal Club provides an avenue for understanding, interpreting, and analyzing data and published research. 

Board Review

Board Review is incorporated into the residents' weekly didactic schedule, with special sessions coordinated by physicians with expertise in the specialty area covered. Residents receive as part of their annual contract a small stipend to purchase study materials or to attend professional conferences.

Morning Report

Morning Report is held daily (Monday through Friday) and includes formal case presentations, board review sessions, and guest presenters. 

Strip Rounds—Fetal Heart Monitoring

Family medicine residents attend training once per month with an OB/GYN physician on how to read and interpret strips. The training is meant to help prepare family medicine residents for rotations in the Trios Family Birthing Center.

Cancer Conference

Cancer Conference includes presentations/discussions related to current oncology cases and is held twice per month. Cancer Conference attendance attracts physicians and residents from a wide variety of disciplines.

Noon Conference

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m., residents working in the hospital or nearby care centers attend a conference led by physicians which covers a variety of topics. Regular presentations are led by specialists from radiology, cardiology, dermatology, and others.

Friday Conferences

Friday conferences are held the last Friday of each month and cover topics including: OMT; Risk Management; Practice Management; Electronic Health Records; Billing and Coding; Behavioral Medicine; Diagnostic Imaging; Health Policy; Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; Cultural Competency; Community Health; Ethics; Communication Skills; Debt Management; Retirement Planning; Personnel Management; HIPPA and OSHA training; Disease Prevention; and Ambulatory Issues. Residents are often involved in identifying Friday conference topics in addition to facilitating the discussions.

Other Didactics

Residents are also invited to grand rounds and other special events that can count towards didactic requirements.

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