At MDFMR, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner. Our residents are constantly teaching and learning from peers, attendings, medical students, fellows, staff, and patients. While much of this happens informally throughout a resident’s day, there are a number of opportunities each week to participate in formal didactics.
Tuesday Afternoon Education
Tuesday afternoons are reserved for longer educational sessions which provide residents with depth of learning. Content is organized around a four-week block schedule and includes outpatient clinical topics, procedural skills, osteopathic skills, wellness activities, inpatient clinical topics, and outpatient practice management.
Mondays and Fridays are typically noon conference days. Residents and faculty call in from our various sites to participate. One noon conference per month is usually a Journal Club, presented by a second-year resident.
Hospital Grand Rounds
Our community hospital hosts Grand Rounds on Thursdays at lunchtime. Presentations originate from the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta or the Thayer Center for Health in Waterville, and our residents and faculty attend from either site or from the FMI.
Morning Teaching Rounds (Inpatient Adult Medicine Rotations)
Residents assigned to the inpatient service participate in 30-minute morning teaching rounds at our community hospital after sign-out. Topics vary according to the day of the week.