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Resident Educational Conferences

The Department of Pediatrics Residency Program offers protected time twice daily for residents to attend educational conferences. Below are descriptions of several of these events.

Morning Report (Case Conference)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 to 9 a.m. | Tuesday, Friday: 12 to 1 p.m.

At this daily resident conference, residents present recent cases from the wards or clinics with discussion facilitated by the chief residents. This is an excellent forum for the residents to discuss diagnosis, work-up and management of a variety of medical problems. Most of all, it is our best opportunity to engage in lively academic debate and learn to rigorously defend our medical decision-making in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. While it is primarily a resident conference, key faculty members participate to lend their expertise to the discussion.

Noon Conference (Didactic Lectures)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12 to 1 p.m.

Three times a week during the noon hour, faculty give focused lectures on particular topics. These talks are designed to provide succinct information pertaining to a variety of pediatric topics. Senior residents occasionally take part in lecturing in order to gain experience in public speaking. For the resident talks, each residents is given personal guidance before their talk and feedback immediately afterward from the chief residents and program directors.

FIRM Conference

Tuesday: 8 to 9 a.m.

FIRM is one of our most unique multidisciplinary conferences. Each week, faculty from each of the pediatric disciplines discuss and debate a single recent case from the wards. Residents are able to sit back and learn from the experts as they generate a differential, present cutting-edge evidence-based data and work through the medical decision making process. Transcriptions of FIRM are published monthly in the journal Pediatric Annals.

Grand Rounds

Friday: 8 to 9 a.m.

Pediatric Grand Rounds assembles speakers on a variety of clinical and research-related topics from Northwestern faculty and other respected healthcare professionals across the country. Visit our Events page to see a list upcoming topics.

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