A variety of learning opportunities are provided for the residents throughout the year. Below: Residents and 2015 Cooper Visiting Professorship Conference guest, Dr. Christopher Fanta.

Morning Report 

Case-presentation format, followed by key teaching points. A faculty member is present in each morning report. Morning report is an interactive forum that allows residents to gain expertise in clinical management as well as discuss intricacies of complex medical cases as the year progresses.

Grand Rounds

A formal presentation from nationally or internationally recognized physicians. Friday mornings 8 – 9 a.m., on a variety of internal medicine topics.

Noon Conference

Specialists or academic hospitalists provide a detailed review of a topic fundamental to residents' medical training.

MGH Noon Conference 

Weekly conference consisting of a case presentation, followed by teaching points provided by a Massachusetts General Hospital clinician educator and specialty faculty.

Journal Club

Monthly review of the most up-to-date and relevant journal articles. Facilitated by 2nd or 3rd year residents, with faculty supervision. 

Mortality & Morbidity Conference

Monthly conference reviewing a challenging medical case and lessons learned. Facilitated by 2nd and 3rd year residents, with the attendance of a multidisciplinary faculty panel.

Monthly conferences by the Chair of Medicine

Monthly conferences by Program Director

Board Review Sessions

During the last 6 months of training, 3rd year residents arrange MKSAP review sessions with various physicians. NSMC faculty work closely with residents to address their learning needs in preparation for the boards.

The Herbert Cooper, M.D. Visiting Professor Series

Dr. Herbert Cooper was the Chief of Medicine for NSMC. He was fundamental to the creation of the North Shore Medical Center Residency Training Program. His love for medical education is the inspiration for this esteemed visiting professorship. This annual lecture series features nationally and internationally renowned physicians, who provide lectures and bedside teaching for our medical community and house staff.  Recent Cooper Visiting Professors have included:

2019-- Bartolome Celli, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care
2018--James Tulsky, MD, Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
2017--Alberto Puig, MD, Chief Hospitalist Medicine, MGH
2016--Joseph Jacoboson, MD, Chief Quality Officer DFCI
2015--Christopher Fanta, MD, Pulmonary
2014--John Stone, MD, MPH, Rheumatology
2013--Hasan Bazari, MD, Nephrology
2012--Gilbert Daniels, MD – Endocrinology, MGH
2011--Nesli Basgoz, MD – Infectious Disease, MGH
2010--David Kuter, MD – Hematology, MGH