Didactics in the IMC

What are IMC Didactic Sessions?

Didactic Cases are specially written to introduce you to the key elements of the diagnosis and treatment of 12-14 of the most common conditions you are likely to see in the Internal Medicine Center practice. The cases include a real life presentation for the condition with questions that lead you through all relevant issues of diagnosis and treatment. Links are provided to critical and current evidence-based guidelines.

How to Prepare

This page contains the calendar and links to all cases. If you are the Presenter or Back Up Presenter, be prepared to read the case and guide the group through answering the questions. Be sure to let participants answer the questions first for themselves when you lead the session.

Even if you are not leading, work through all the questions ahead of the session using the guideline links provided.

When and Where

All Didactic Sessions are held in the Bullpen. or staffing area, in the IMC. Sessions start promptly and run from 8:00-8:30 AM so plan to be settled and ready to start before then. Leaders, text your back up presenter if you know you will not be there on time.

Faculty participants are a ready source of additional knowledge so feel free to ask them to weigh on the case of the day.

February 2024 Didactics

Didactics are held as face to face sessions in the Resident Library. Be sure to review your assignment as Presenter or Back Up resident and be ready to lead the session on your day to do so. Presenters: Give other participants the chance to answer the questions before giving the answer.
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6
Feb
Tue
Low Back Pain - Dr. Tatar
Presenter: (Neopaney); Back Up: (Sindelar)
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7
Feb
Wed
Hypertension-Hyperlipidemia- Dr. Chaffee
Presenter: Dr. Chaffee - please complete case as pre-work
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8
Feb
Thu
Diabetes - Dr. Cudnik
Presenter: (Miguel Garcia); Backup: (Sindelar)
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13
Feb
Tue
Perioperative Care - Dr. Rayl
Dr. Rayl - no prework needed
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14
Feb
Wed
Procedural Skills - Dr. Velez
Dr. Velez - see attached pre-work
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15
Feb
Thu
EPIC Tips - Dr. Chenowith
Dr. Chenowith- no prework needed
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20
Feb
Tue
COPD - Dr. Groubert
Presenter: (Mba); Back Up: (Mistry)
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21
Feb
Wed
Anticoagulation - Dr. Cudnik
Presenter: (Mistry); Back Up: (Pleasant)
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22
Feb
Thu
Thyroid Board Review - Dr. Dayal
Dr. Dayal - no prework needed
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27
Feb
Tue
Preventative Health - Dr. Ilodi
Presenter: (Miguel Garcia); Back Up: (Yu)
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28
Feb
Wed
Headache - Dr. McCorcle
Presenter: (Yu); Back Up: (Mistry)
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29
Feb
Thu
GERD - Dr. Groubert
Presenter: (Pleasant); Back Up: (Mba)

Didactic Resources

Asthma
Download these asthma resources to answer questions
Asthma GuidelinesAsthma 2020 UpdatePull Function Testing
COPD
Download the PFT article
PFT Article
Coumadin
download resources needed for the Coumadin case
VTE GuidelinesOral AnticoagulantsPerioperative Anticoagulants
Hepatitis C IMC Protocol
Hep C Protocol
headache
Download sources needed for the headache case
Headache Article