Our daily Morning Report take place from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in a case-presentation format, followed by key teaching points. A faculty member is present in each morning report. Morning report is an interactive forum that allows residents to gain expertise in clinical management as well as discuss intricacies of complex medical cases as the year progresses. Residents assigned to rotations in clinics away from Salem Hospital can log in through ZOOM to attend the morning reports.
A formal presentation from nationally or internationally recognized physicians. Friday mornings 8 - 9 a.m., on a variety of internal medicine topics. We also have access to MGH Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.
Noon conferences take place from 12:15 to 1 PM and can be attended live or via ZOOM. Specialists or academic hospitalists provide a detailed review of a topic fundamental to residents' medical training. Currently we participate in shared noon conferences with the MGH departments of cardiology, dermatology, rheumatology, and hematology/oncology.
Massachusetts General Hospital Noon Conference
MGH Noon Conferences are weekly presentations consisting of case studies, covering topics like neurology, dermatology, general internal medicine, cardiology, rheumatology and hematology/oncology followed by teaching points provided by a Massachusetts General Hospital clinician educator and specialty faculty.
Simulation and Skills Lab
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, in a risk-free environment, our residents learn how to deal with common as well as unique crisis scenarios. Chaos can be created on demand and scenarios can mimic physiologic changes just as they would occur in real patients during a critical care response or code blue. The Chief Resident is the facilitator of these sessions, which offer training in key competencies, including communication, teamwork, emergent conditions, leadership, as well as in tasks that require well-practiced skills such as diagnostics and procedures.
Every second Tuesday of the month, during Journal Club noon conference, we review the most up-to-date and relevant journal articles for internal medicine practice. The Journal Club sessions are facilitated by 2nd or 3rd year residents, with supervision of our Associate Program Director Dr. Matthew Basciotta.
Mortality & Morbidity Conference
Part of practice-based learning and improvement, monthly during our M&M Conferences we review a challenging medical case facilitated by 2nd and 3rd year residents. A multidisciplinary faculty panel attends the M&M conferences with goal to prevent reoccurrences medical care through process changes or provider education. Our Program Director, Daniela Urma, MD., is the supervisor for the M&M series.
Board Review Sessions
During the last 6 months of training, 3rd year residents arrange MKSAP review sessions with various physicians. Salem Hospital faculty work closely with residents to address their learning needs in preparation for the boards.
POCUS (Point Of Care Ultrasound)
Our internal medicine residents learn to acquire and interpret focused cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal and procedural ultrasound images and integrate this information into their patient management decisions. The POCUS training is facilitated by Dr. Sameer Shah one of our critical care specialists. We currently offer a one-week intensive POCUS elective to hone POCUS skills, and have a monthly Morning Report session dedicated to the review and analysis of POCUS
The Herbert Cooper, M.D. Visiting Professor Series
Dr. Herbert Cooper was the Chief of Medicine. He was fundamental to the creation of the Salem Hospital Residency Training Program. His love for medical education is the inspiration for this esteemed visiting professorship. This annual lecture series features nationally and internationally renowned physicians, who provide lectures and bedside teaching for our medical community and house staff. Recent Cooper Visiting Professors have included:
2021--Charles Hatem, MD, Harold Amos Academy Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2019-- Bartolome Celli, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care
2018--James Tulsky, MD, Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2017--Alberto Puig, MD, Chief Hospitalist Medicine, MGH
2016--Joseph Jacobson, MD, Chief Quality Officer DFCI
2015--Christopher Fanta, MD, Pulmonary
2014--John Stone, MD, MPH, Rheumatology
2013--Hasan Bazari, MD, Nephrology
2012--Gilbert Daniels, MD – Endocrinology, MGH
2011--Nesli Basgoz, MD – Infectious Disease, MGH
2010--David Kuter, MD – Hematology, MGH