Conferences and Rounds

Art & Psychotherapy Conference

Residents work individually and in teams to identify psychological themes for select works of art at the Burchfield Penny Museum.

Once Annually

Journal Club

Faculty and residents present current articles from the literature, which is followed by group discussion.

Every other month

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

A faculty member, sometimes in conjunction with a resident, presents a patient case that had an undesired outcome. Discussion follows, emphasizing issues that might have contributed to the outcome and ways to improve patient care.

Every other month

Neurology Grand Rounds

These lectures, scheduled by the Department of Neurology, feature a wide range of topics addressing theoretical, pathological and therapeutic approaches to neurological disease.


Neurology/Psychiatry Conference

A resident, in conjunction with a faculty member from each department, presents a patient case featuring comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders. Discussion follows, emphasizing issues that might have contributed to the outcome, ways to improve patient care and collaboration among specialties.

Once annually

Pharmaceutical Symposium

Two pharmaceutical representatives present a paper highlighting a medication or topic pertinent to their industry. A resident or faculty member provides a rebuttal, and the department chair offers closing remarks. Faculty, residents, medical students, staff and pharmaceutical representatives participate.

Two meetings annually

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

National experts on various psychiatric topics present material to faculty, residents, medical students and community professionals. Senior residents may also present research or other scholarly work at grand rounds.


Resident Rounds

These seminars give the entire resident group a chance to discuss a variety of topics in several formats.


Structural Racism

These conferences, held quarterly, encourage residents to identify concrete ways to combat health disparities and provide culturally appropriate mental health care to all communities.  Using a variety of resources, residents engage in active learning and discussion about issues which reflect both national and local concerns regarding racism, healthcare and implicit bias.