Our department meets weekly on most Monday mornings for grand rounds, ethics and M&M conferences. During these sessions unique or challenging medical/surgical cases and situations are presented for discussion.
Location: Conference room BC-130 (located across from medical photography) or BC-140, also known as the Small Auditorium (down the hall from BC-130). Please contact Audrey Forbes (706) 721-1160 as needed for directions.
Time (Usual): 7:15 to 8:30 a.m.
Time (Ethics): 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
A typical grand rounds is comprised of 2 case presentations which are typically delivered by the residents of our department. Other times our grand rounds will be given our faculty, guest faculty or rotating medical students. The first Monday of the month has our ethics conference which usually is an open meeting while M&M conferences which follow the ethics conference may not be open to all participants.
Each presentation is to be derived from cases with which they have had close involvement. All sesssions are moderated by the faculty member who has had the closest or most relevant involvement in the given case though all are expected to join in the discussion as they have points to review. In December of each year each resident briefly reports on the research that they are involved with.
In April of 2016 we began proceeding through Dr. Jerome Groopman's excellent book How Doctor's Think. It can be very helpful if the resident and medical student are taught some of the thinking process that the more practiced physician uses in arriving at the diagnostic and therapeutic conclusions which a given patient needs. Learning to be aware of this is important for learners, teachers and physicians.
For each session attended continuing education credits are offered as outlined on the main education page. Those interested in participation are invited to attend.