Internal Medicine Residency

Academic Half-Day

Half-Day Schedule can be accessed in MedSIS Calendar
Academic Half-Day is held every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30.

Summer Junior Half Day - PGY1      
Meets on McMaster campus, MDCL 3020 from 1:30 to 4:30
Includes Basic Clinical Training (BCT) program residents and focuses on common problems and emergencies in Internal Medicine.

Junior Half Day continues from September PGY1 through August, PGY2.  Sessions occur at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Miller Amphitheatre

Planning Committee
Academic Half Day is organized and overseen by a committee of resident volunteers, two resident co-chairs and two faculty co-chairs.  Feedback from individual sessions is used to inform content and delivery of future sessions.

Attendance
Academic Half-Day (AHD) attendance is mandatory. All residents are released from clinical activities regardless of rotation to attend. Residents are excused from AHD attendance if post-call or on conference/elective/vacation. All absences for whatever reason must be reported to the Program office when the Half Day reminder is emailed on Mondays, or as soon as the absence is known.

Please sign the paper attendance form at the session. Complete all feedback forms within one week's time.

EBM / Research Curriculum
Fall, PGY1:  EBM Curriculum series meets 12:30 to 2:00 in Mary Grace Boardroom, SJH.  Director: Dr. John Neary
Spring, PGY1:  Research Curriculum series meets 12:30 to 2:00 in Miller Amphitheatre, SJH.  Director: Dr. Christine Ribic
Regular Half Day lecture series follows from 2:00 to 4:30

Waterloo residents participate in Half Day by videoconference.  Parallel EBM Curriculum runs independently at Waterloo campus with local faculty.

Case-Based Learning
Beginning Fall PGY2, residents participate in small group Case Based Learning.  Each cohort is divided into two groups.  These groups meet together weekly through the remainder of core training.  Faculty tutors facilitate in-depth review of cases in their area of expertise.