Didactics | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Gastroenterology Didactics

  • Board Review
    Emphasis is on board testing techniques and review of multiple-choice questions.
  • House Staff Meeting is a monthly meeting of all TTUHSC residents sponsored by the office of GME. This meeting serves to update house staff on important institutional issues. Elected officers of the house staff serve as liaisons on many institutional committees.
  • Case Conference
    A case is prepared by a fellow in advance of the conference. The fellow delivers a brief, updated aspect of the presentation topic.
  • Pathology and Radiology Conference
    These cases based didactic sessions cover core topics in gastrointestinal pathology and core principles of interpretation of gastrointestinal imaging students. Sessions are co-led by a gastroenterology fellow and a pathologies/radiologist.
  • Patient Safety
    Cased-based medical conference that emphasizes challenges or adverse outcomes associated with system interactions in medical care.
  • Journal Club
    These sessions review seminal new research articles in gastroenterology and hepatology. Fellows will present articles along with a faculty member to help guide discussion on how the findings from these articles may influence practice. Each session had a dedicated topic throughout the academic year (i.e. hepatology, motility, luminal gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowl, or pancreaticobiliary diseases.
  • Grand Rounds
    These are conducted by the Department of Medicine and other institutional faculty as well as visiting professors. Topics include advances in basic and clinical knowledge in many fields in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties.
  • Morbidity and Mortality is conducted by the Department of Medicine faculty as well as visiting professors and is a noon conference series where residents/fellows present specific cases for presentation under the supervision of a faculty member.
  • Core Conference
    These didactic sessions cover core topics in gastroenterology and hepatology. Sessions are led by faculty from TTUHSC, UMC, and private community physicians in their areas of clinical or research expertise.