Didactics in the IMC

What are IMC Didactic Sessions?

How to Prepare

When and Where? New Time!

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.
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.
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.

October 2021 Didactics

In October Didactics will continue as face to face sessions. 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.
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5
Oct
Tue
IBS/Fibromyalgia
Presenter: (Ragunanthan); Back Up: (Elashi)
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6
Oct
Wed
Diabetes
Presenter: (Elashi); Back Up: (Pung)
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7
Oct
Thu
Asthma
Presenter: (Pung); Back Up: (Ragunanthan)
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12
Oct
Tue
Anxiety / Panic
Presenter: (Kamal); Back Up: (Elashi)
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13
Oct
Wed
Headache
Presenter: (McDonough); Back Up: (Pung)
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14
Oct
Thu
GERD
Presenter: (Nikova); Back Up: (Kamal)
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19
Oct
Tue
COPD
Presenter: (Audu); Back Up: (Kamal)
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20
Oct
Wed
Coumadin
Presenter: (Shaub); Back Up: (Nikova)
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21
Oct
Thu
Hypertension
Presenter: (McDonough); Back Up: (Audu)
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26
Oct
Tue
Depression
Presenter: (Ragunanthan); Back Up: (Audu)
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27
Oct
Wed
Low Back Pain
Presenter: (Nikova); Back Up: (Shaub)
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28
Oct
Thu
Preventative Medicine
Presenter: (Shaub); Back Up: (McDonough)
Didactic Resources for Case Questions

Astham Case

Download the Asthma Guidelines
Asthma GuidelinesInterpret PFT's

COPD Case

Download the PFT Article
PFT Article

Hypertension Case

Download the 2018 Cholesterol Guidelines
Cholesterol Guidelines

Headache Case

Download sources needed
for the Headache case
BASH Guidelines

Coumadin Case

Download resources needed for the Coumadin case
VTE GuidelinesOral AnticoagulantsPerioperative Anticoagulants