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Didactics and Conferences

While much of residency education is in the clinical environment, we strive to provide a well-rounded curriculum to better prepare residents for both the clinical environment and in preparation for boards.  Our goal is to provide a core curriculum with an active learning environment, while efficiently utilizing the time of both our residents and faculty.  We have daily conferences over the noon hour, as well as longer educational sessions during the +1 week when residents have fewer patient care responsibilities outside of clinic.  The topics of the curriculum are developed from review of the ABIM certifying exam blueprint, as well as specific learning objectives tested on the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination.

Daily conferences include:

  • Case Conferences
  • Lectures
  • ACP Board Preparation Curriculum
  • Journal Clubs
  • Clinicopathologic Conferences
  • Ethics Conferences
  • Patient Safety Conferences
  • GME Conferences
  • Housestaff Meetings
  • Chief Resident Conferences

+1 educational opportunities include:

  • Simulations
  • Self-directed online ambulatory-focused modules
  • Half day workshops and interactive sessions (Friday School)

Weekly Internal Medicine Conference Schedules (PDF Files)

Schedules for the weeks of:
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(Note:  Effective July 17, 2019, Grand Rounds will move to 12-1:00 p.m.  Check listings for location.)

Grand Rounds Schedules, Wednesdays, 8-9:00 a.m., Jul 2018 thru Jun 2019
(Note:  Effective July 2019, Grand Rounds will move to 12-1:00 p.m.  Check listings for location.)

Grand Rounds 2019-2020 (Excel File)
Grand Rounds 2019-2020 (PDF File)

Essential Powerpoint Presentation Tips (PDF)

Core Schedules



Fri 06/29/18, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., G109 Health Education Building (ITV to Wichita and Salina):  21st Annual MEDICAL EDUCATION RETREAT
Kelly Caverzagie, MD, Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, Associate Professor, Division of General Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD, Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
11:30 a.m. Poster Viewing, Medical Alumni Innovative Teaching Fund Recipients, and Academy of Medical Educators Grant Recipients
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks, Robert Simari, MD; School of Medicine Medical Education Update, Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH
12:30 p.m. Plenary, Kelly Caverzagie, MD and Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD
1:30 p.m. Bohan Teaching Awards, Tomas L. Griebling, MD, MPH
2:00 p.m. Workshop 1: Direct Observation & Clinical Assessment
3:00 p.m. Workshop 2: Active Learning: Pre-work and Beyond
Kansas City:   Please register:
Wichita:   Please contact Ms. Julie Galliart,
Salina:  Please contact Ms. Laura Easterday,

Mon 11/13/17, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Clendening Auditorium:  "Identification, Diagnosis & Remediation of the Struggling Learner," Jeannette Guerrasio, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Remediation and Individualized Learning Plans, University of Colorado SOM

Mon 10/09/17, 1:00-2:00 p.m., 2237 HEB:  "Flipped Classroom Workshop," The term "flipped classroom" has become a buzzword in the field of higher education in the last few years and will be used extensively in the ACE curriculum.  What exactly is meant by a flipped classroom?  What are the benefits and best uses of a flipped classroom?  What are the components of a flipped classroom?  How do you run a flipped classroom?  This interactive session will answer these questions and more!  Questions?  Contact Teresa Beacham, 913-588-7304 or

Fri-Sat 09/29-30/2017, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.:  "Stanford 25 Bedside Medicine Symposium," Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge - Stanford, CA.  Presented by the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine.  The 2017 Stanford 25 Bedside Medicine Symposium is an annual event which brings together medical educators from around the world to foster clinical teaching skills. We aim to build a sense of community among all those who attend and to increase both individual physical examination skills as well as the ability of those in attendance to teach and evaluate the clinical skills of their learners. We accomplish this with lectures by expert clinicians, live demonstrations and hands on workshops using both real and standardized patients. The content is aimed at early and mid-career physician educators, but would also be appropriate for chief residents and senior residents looking for a career in medical education. This year we are excited to offer CME credit as well as a poster session for attendees to present research and clinical cases that are related to bedside medicine and physical examination.  This is a global program, designed for physician and nursing educators from all specialties.

Fri 08/11/17, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 104 HEB:  KU Medical Center School of Medicine Annual Faculty Retreat, Faculty Wellness Keynote Speaker - Taylor Riall, MD, Acting Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Health Services, "Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Conscious Choices:  The Keys to Work-Life Integration and Wellbeing"

Podcasts and Conference Accreditation

IM Faculty/Residents:  To view podcasts, please go to Blackboard at:
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Step by Step to View Grand Rounds in BlackBoard (pdf file)
Faculty, if you experience problems with podcast credit, please contact Lauren Dymond,, 913-945-7067.  If you are having issues viewing the podcasts, please contact bobbie fink,, 913-588-3344. 

eeds Accreditation Website
Access this site to complete evaluations for accredited events you have attended, and to print your certificates and/or transcripts.

Grand Rounds Accreditation Forms

Last modified: Dec 16, 2019