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Educational Activities in Med-Peds

Educational Activities 

  • Connection Conference

    A monthly noon conference specific to Med-Peds that focuses on topics that are especially relevant to Med-Peds physicians. These conferences include short lectures, interactive and hands-on sessions, and board-review questions.

  • Journal Club

    Led by Med-Peds resident conference chairs, this evening journal club focuses on discussing two to three articles from a particular genre or topic in an informal environment. The goal is to promote evidence-based medicine while allowing residents time with each other to relax outside the hospital setting.

  • Synergy Conference

    Held once a semester, this special lunch conference features an adult-medicine physician who presents an educational topic to pediatricians, and vice versa. This conference is intended to improve patient care by exchanging knowledge and awareness between Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.

  • Combined Electives

    Residents have the opportunity to participate in electives in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The program can also customize Med-Peds electives to align with residents’ career goals. Previously, combined electives have included cardiology, palliative care, rheumatology, global health, quality improvement, and more.

Categorical Conferences

Internal Medicine

  • Noon Conference

    A daily conference given by general medicine physicians and specialists on a variety of internal medicine topics.

  • Morning Report

    A daily conference for second- and third-year residents in which they discuss cases admitted by the teaching services. This conference provides exposure to an array of pathology seen at Parkland Memorial Hospital and invaluable face time with distinguished and experienced faculty members.

  • Intern Chart Conference

    A weekly conference for interns at Clements University Hospital in which interns present cases and focus on the art of the differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning.

  • Potpourri

    A weekly conference unique to UT Southwesternand a house staff favorite. Residents present recent interesting cases, and the faculty, students, and interns help make the diagnosis.

  • Monday Didactics

    A series of interactive teaching sessions held during every clinic week, which gives residents the opportunity to learn from lectures, group activities, simulation sessions, and case-based learning. These didactics are generally followed by social events and activities.


  • Noon Conference

    A daily conference that focuses on content specified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Topics include oncologic emergencies, pediatric infectious diseases, rheumatologic conditions, and current legislation affecting pediatrics.

  • Intern Case Conference

    A roundtable discussion of an interesting case, newly published literature, or a clinical dilemma, usually with the Residency Program Director.

  • Resident Mid-day Report

    A case presentation and discussion led by a senior resident and involving multidisciplinary faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students.

  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference

    A discussion of adverse outcomes or near-misses, designed to discover and improve system issues and enhance patient care. This conference is led by residents with input from faculty and advisors.

  • Critically Appraised Topic and Literature Review

    A resident-run conference that reviews recent literature relating to a topic of interest, in which one or more research studies are analyzed and summarized for other residents.

    Held weekly during ambulatory clinic weeks, these incorporate case-based learning, clinical reasoning, simulation, and workshop and team-based learning sessions.

  • Academic Half-Day Didactics

    Held weekly during ambulatory clinic weeks, these incorporate case-based learning, clinical reasoning, simulation, and workshop and team-based learning sessions.

Categorical Electives – Sample List

Internal Medicine

  • Subspecialties (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, and more)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Basic Science or Clinical Research
  • Women’s Health
  • Pathology
  • Quality Improvement
  • Global Health
  • Transplant Medicine

Learn more about Internal Medicine


  • Subspecialties (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, and more)
  • Diabetes Camp
  • Nutrition
  • Dallas Global Health Elective
  • International Electives
  • Sports Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Palliative Care
  • Resident as Educator (designed to hone teaching skills)
  • Low Birth Weight Follow-up
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Medical Spanish

Learn more about Pediatrics


UT Southwestern has a state-of-the-art SimCenter, where residents can gain clinical experience in a realistic, safe, and interactive environment working with high-fidelity simulators that depict a variety of medical conditions, diseases, and patientsboth adult and pediatric.

Through immersion in simulated scenarios, residents are exposed to multiple aspects of patient care and learn to diagnose, treat, and manage an assortment of clinical problems. This allows them to build a variety of skills, including analytical clinical reasoning, effective teamwork, medical crisis resolution, and efficient communication