Current Clinical Medicine
The Current Clinical Medicine program is designed for general internists, subspecialty physicians, and other health care professionals (physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses and health care administrators). The series includes lectures, panel discussions, and case presentations including question and answer periods. The program began in 1976 and is the oldest continuing medical education course in Connecticut. Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. from October through February. The needs of the target audience are assessed by periodic surveys of the attendees; advice from authorities in the field; medical record audit or other patient care reviews; formal or informal requests from members of the staff; periodic discussion in departmental meetings; and recommendations from literature, the Continuing Medical Education planning committee, and department chair. There is a formal process to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the series. The conference has been attended by an average of 100 internists and non-physician medical professionals on a yearly basis for the last 35 years. This program has enhanced dissemination of medical information that is “cutting edge” to physicians and medical professionals.
Medical Grand Rounds
Medical Grand Rounds occur every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Topics are varied and timely. They may be attended in person at the Low Learning Center on the UConn Health campus, and are also provided via video conference to Connecticut hospitals.
Many divisions within the Department of Medicine provide local, regional, or national offerings as Subspecialty Intercity Grand Rounds and Journal Clubs.