Didactics in the IMC

What are IMC Didactic Sessions?

How to Prepare

When and Where?

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 at 8:00 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.

September Didactics

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3
Sep
Tue
GERD
Presenter: Diana Balisbis Back Up: Len Pastoral
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4
Sep
Wed
Depression
Presenter: Apoorv Deotare Back Up: Vineeth Tatineni
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5
Sep
Thu
Low Back Pain
Presenter: Len Pastoral Back Up: Jonathan Burgei
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10
Sep
Tue
Hypertension
Presenter: Gene Augustin Back Up: Diana Balisbis
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11
Sep
Wed
Heart Failure
Presenter: Vineeth Tatineni Back Up: Apoorv Deotare
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12
Sep
Thu
Diabetes
Everyone should be prepared to present
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17
Sep
Tue
Preventive Health
Presenter: Mike Simonson Back Up: Jonathan Burgei
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18
Sep
Wed
Anxiety and Panic Disorder
Presenter: Spike McCorcle Back Up: Mike Simonson
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19
Sep
Thu
COPD
Presenter: Jonathan Burgei Back Up: James Phillips
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24
Sep
Tue
IBS/Fibromyalgia
Presenter: James Phillips Back-Up: Mike Simonson
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25
Sep
Wed
Coumadin
Everyone should be prepared to present
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26
Sep
Thu
Headache
Presenter: Vineeth Tatineni Back-Up: Spike McCorcle
Didactic Resources for Case Questions

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