Didactic Activities

Lectures, journal clubs, patient safety conferences

A detailed calendar of lectures, workshops, conferences and journal clubs will be provided. A didactic learning session will be held at least once weekly. The didactics will be as follows: week 1 – core lecture; week 2 – Journal club; week 3 - core lecture; week 4 M&M/Quality and Safety Review.

A. Lectures

Lectures are designed to augment the clinical content of the program with respect to the goals and objectives of the program. Lectures will be held weekly. All lectures are mandatory. Problems and conflicts should be brought to the attention of the Program Director. Lectures may be live, video conference, or pre-recorded.

B. Journal Clubs

Journal club will be held monthly. Residents are responsible for reviewing articles as assigned, providing a copy for each resident and the faculty moderator and presenting and leading the discussion. Participation is mandatory.

C. M&M/Quality & Safety Review

Morbidity and Mortality/Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Review will be held at least monthly. Participation is mandatory.

D. Limb Preservation Program

Monthly multidisciplinary meeting among podiatry, wound care, vascular, infectious disease, and plastic surgery departments. Residents are responsible for providing cases that reflect qualities of complex wound care or limb salvage that may promote open table discussion among multiple specialty departments. Attendance is mandatory.