Med-Peds Core Curriculum Lecture Series

Our four-year rotating conference schedule of combined medicine-pediatrics topics is designed so that no matter when you join our program, you’ll receive all the topics during your residency.

Interactive and Simulation Sessions Included

In addition to attending morning reports, journal clubs and lectures in both the internal medicine and pediatrics program during your rotations, our med-peds program has developed a four-year rotating core curriculum lecture series.

Med-Peds Conference is held one afternoon per month where lectures in topics in internal medicine, pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics are presented by both faculty and residents.

There is also an interactive session where special topics such as phone triage, end-of-life palliative care, WIC, breastfeeding and pediatric medicine taste-testing are covered by our chief resident or guest speakers.

The program has also developed a simulation curriculum, with 1-2 conferences per year taking place at the Behling Human Simulation Center. The main focus is immersive simulation, placing you in simulated clinical settings. The simulations will stress certain core topics like communication and patient safety. Procedures can also be included in simulation such as central venous line placement and lumbar puncture. 

Board Review Conference Series

We also conduct our own board review sessions on both internal medicine and pediatrics topics. They are held monthly before Core Curriculum Lecture Series topics and are presented by faculty. 

Presentation Schedule and Topics

Schedule Residents Faculty — Adult Faculty — Pediatrics

2022-2023 Conference Schedule

July 7

  • Orientation

August 4

  • Asthma/Wheezing — Dr. McBain
  • DUB & Secondary Amenorrhea — Dr. Zambron
  • Testicular Disorders — Dr. Blymire

September 1

  • Dilemmas in Diabetes Mellitus — Dr. Milliron
  • Breast Complaints — Dr. Abeles
  • Ataxia — Dr. Padgett

September 29

  • Dementia — Dr. Pokorny
  • New Murmur — Dr. Gosine
  • Leg Edema — Dr. Aronica

October 27

  • Oncology for Primary Care — Dr. Hargest
  • Upper Extremity Injuries — Dr. Abeles
  • Pelvic Pain — Dr. Padgett

December 1

  • Headache — Dr. Joshi
  • Bronchiolitis — Dr. Aronica
  • Common Fungal Infections — Dr. Gosine

December 22

  • Chronic Diarrhea & Malabsorption — Dr. Schmit
  • Ear Pain — Dr. Blymire
  • Hypoadrenalism — Dr. Zambron

January 19

  • Degenerative Joint Disease  — Dr. Owczarczak
  • Adult Weight Loss — Dr. Padgett
  • Pediatric Fever — Dr. Aronica

February 16

  • Acute Diarrhea & Infectious Gastroenteritis — Dr. Reed
  • Hemoptysis — Dr. Gosine
  • Pediatric Neck Mass — Dr. Abeles

March 16

  • Common Allergic Disorders — Dr. Chan
  • Dysmorphic patient — Dr. Zambron
  • Dysphagia — Dr. Blymire

April 13

  • Tropical Medicine — Dr. Barnett
  • Behling Simulation Center

May 11

  • Hypertension — Dr. Martin
  • Eczema/Contact Dermatitis — Dr. Zambron
  • Vertigo — Dr. Aronica

June 8

  • Restrictive/Interstitial Lung Disease — Dr. Hurst
  • Syncope — Dr. Blymire
  • Learning/Social Delay — Dr. Padgett


The conferences are monthly, on the second Thursday of each education module. They are held in the afternoon for three hours with lunch provided.


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