Didactics

The educational experience, on all levels, is our top priority.  Through a series of lectures, including faculty and resident conferences, journal clubs, and MKSAP reviews, our program fosters the development of critical thinkers who engage in the humanistic, efficient, and evidenced-based care of internal medicine patients.

As a reflection of our commitment to medical education, our program has been honored the last eight consecutive years with the “Most Outstanding Clinical Department” award given by the graduating students of the LSU Medical School in New Orleans.  Here is a just a sample of our didactics:

Morning Report - Our morning report forms the foundation of our program’s didactic efforts. Faculty, residents and medical students, along with our librarian, meet for an hour of open discussion modeled after the Oslerian Method. Everyone is encouraged to participate in a relaxed and thoughtful conversation intended to foster novel approaches to clinical problem solving.

Noon Conferences - Our noon lecture series includes hour long conferences presented by faculty, residents, and an occasional esteemed guest lecturer.

In-patient teaching rounds - Faculty supervising a ward team provide teaching rounds in a variety of formats for their team consisting of a resident, two interns, and fourth and third year medical students.

MKSAP Reviews - Based on the American College of Physician’s MKSAP Guides, these popular comprehensive reviews are usually presented by a faculty member over dinner at a local restaurant.  Each categorical intern is provided a complete set of the most recent MKSAP collection.

Department of Internal Medicine
in Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 757-4300 Ext. 2
LSU Medical Education and Innovation Center
LSU Health Sciences Center Baton Rouge
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge 70808

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