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Learning in Residency


In addition to rotational learning, ISU FMR has a structured didactic / lecture schedule, taught by a combination of faculty, community physicians, and other clinicians. Didactics occur every lunch hour, and every Thursday afternoon from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. 

Theme Month Topics

Every month is dedicated to a specific system, which are:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory 
  • Musculoskeletal / Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology / Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Dermatology
  • Nephrology / Urology / Male Reproduction 
  • Hematology / Immunology / Oncology 
  • Neurology /Psychiatry 
  • Pediatrics (twice per year)

Monthly Recurring Lectures

In addition to Theme Topics, there are set monthly lectures, which are:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Nursing Home Rounds / Geriatrics
  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Quality Improvement
  • High-risk OB
  • Inpatient Hospitalist Lecture
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club

Physician Wellness

As part of the Physician Wellness Program, there are two monthly meetings dedicated to this, which are:

  • Intern Support Group
  • Balint Group

Residency Professionalism

Residents are an important part of conducting Residency Business:

  • Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Resident-Faculty Meeting
  • Department Meeting
  • Other committee Membership, such as Curriculum Committee and Program Evaluation Committee at the Residency, and Medical Staff Quality Meeting and Infectious Control Committee at the hospital. 


 ASOTT Lecture

 Faculty Lecturing

 ASOTT Lecture 2

Residents at Derm Clinic