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Learning in Residency

In addition to rotational learning, ISU FMR has a structured lecture schedule, taught by a combination of faculty, community physicians, and other clinicians. Lectures occur every lunch hour, and every Thursday afternoon. 

Theme Month Topics

Each month is dedicated to a specific system:

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

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 & Infectious Control Committee at the hospital. 


 ASOTT Lecture

 Faculty Lecturing

 ASOTT Lecture 2

Residents at Derm Clinic