Academic Half Day

Academic Half Day

The Highland Internal Medicine Program Academic Half Day (AHD) provides 6 hours of protected teaching time every month, or around 78 hours every year, to residents without interruptions from clinical duties. AHD features a comprehensive curriculum taught in small groups of high-yield, rotating topics in the following domains to help achieve our program's mission of producing well-rounded, competent physicians and leaders. 

  • Foundational topics in Clinical Reasoning, Bedside Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Subspecialty didactics, including core topics in Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care, and Rheumatology

  • Skills training, including Motivational Interviewing, Bedside Ultrasound, Clinical Teaching, and central line practice time and Code Blue simulations in the Simulation Center

  • Social determinants of health, including Population Health, Substance Use Disorders, Transgender Health, and a robust Home Visits program to learn to care for vulnerable patients 

  • High value care, including protected time and mentorship for all second year residents to conduct their own small group quality improvement interventions

  • Leadership development and wellness check-in time

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