Educational Conferences

The UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency Training Program takes pride in a rich tradition of teaching that spans the continuum from bedside to classroom and medical student to the senior faculty. Rigorous training in scientific principles and pathophysiology of disease lays the foundation for excellence as a clinician, physician-scientist, or both. And if that isn’t enough, lunch is provided at daily noon conference.

Ambulatory Care Didactics

A weekly, interactive case-based conference covering important ambulatory topics led by general medicine faculty.

Behavioral Medicine

An interactive weekly conference covering various topics in residency including teaching skills, health policy, balancing stress, giving bad news, professionalism, and other challenges in modern medicine.

Clinicopathologic Conference

A stimulating, case-based conference led by faculty experts from Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Radiology. Recent cases include neurocystericosis menigoencephalitis, Goodpasture Disease, Churg-Strauss vasculitis, von-Hippel Lindau syndrome, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis.

Intern Chart Conference

Exclusive to interns, this weekly conference is led at Parkland Memorial Hospital by Donald Seldin, M.D., one of our Chairmen Emeriti, and by David H. Johnson, M.D., our current Chair. At William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, the conference is led by Jonathan Weissler, M.D., and at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center by the Chief of Medical Service, Tyler Miller, M.D. These conferences focus on the art of differential diagnosis and provide valuable time with some of the giants in medical education.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Our flagship conference is a weekly lecture featuring both internal and visiting experts, who address a broad range of topics.

Journal Club

A weekly, resident-led, in-depth analysis and critical appraisal of important articles in various fields of medicine features teaching from experts in clinical research and evidence-based medicine.

Medicine Core Lecture Series

A weekly conference, which includes topics from all disciplines of internal medicine and other subspecialties important to internists and focuses on areas relevant to the internal medicine board exam.

Patient Safety and Quality Conference

A constructive multidisciplinary review of cases that highlight teaching points in patient safety and quality improvement.

Potpourri

Unique to UT Southwestern and a house staff favorite. During this weekly conference, residents present recent interesting cases as unknowns to the audience, and the faculty, students, and interns help to make the diagnosis. 

Resident Report

Exclusive to second- and third-year residents, this daily conference is moderated by our Chair, David Johnson, M.D., and other select senior attendings at Parkland Memorial Hospital and by Tyler Miller, M.D., at Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Cases admitted the night before are discussed with a focus on differential diagnosis, disease pathophysiology, and patient management.

Resident Update Conference

Each second-year resident presents a recent literature review on a clinical topic of interest, usually arising from a personal patient interaction.