The Uphouse Conference Room:
Named after Dr. William J. Uphouse, former Chief of Oncology at Tripler, the Uphouse Learning Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a Harvey Cardiology Simulator, a Smartboard and a large screen LCD projector as well as other audio-visual equipment.
Morning report is held in the Uphouse Learning Center every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning from 7:30-8:15 a.m. The morning report curriculum is a dynamic mix of internal medicine ward cases, night float admission cases, outpatient general medicine clinic cases, and subspecialty clinic cases. During most months, the schedule may also feature a “flea circus” of clinical vignettes, a specialty skills seminar, an ECG seminar, an imaging seminar, a quality improvement seminar, and Tripler Army Medical Center grand rounds. Occasionally we have morning report outside to enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian air.
Academic Half Day:
The Academic Half Day is conducted on Tuesday morning from 9:00-12:00 in the Uphouse Learning Center or in the Simulation Center. These core academic days are given by Department of Medicine staff members. The Academic Half Days include a mix of lectures and interactive cases, questions, and simulation practice. We make sure to cover clinically relevant topics as well as board review objectives.
Board review takes place on Thursday from 12:15-1pm. We vary the format of board review to include Jeopardy-style competition, questions in large or small groups, and individual study time.
Tripler Army Medical Center's new state-of-the-art Simulation Center is located on the second floor. It has two simulation rooms and two classrooms. Each simulation room is fully equipped with video debriefing capabilities. Residents participate in regularly scheduled simulation cases which may occur either in the Simulation Center or “in situ” on one of the hospital wards. There are quarterly mock code sessions that include ICU nursing with small group didactics.
A regular journal club is held monthly. A variety of topics in areas such as ethics, statistics, clinical pathology, interdisciplinary topics and military medicine are scheduled regularly throughout the academic year using an 18 month revolving curriculum. There is a daily conference in the Internal Medicine Clinic that uses the Yale Ambulatory Curriculum. Housestaff also have the opportunity to attend subspecialty tumor boards, hospital-level conferences, hospital-level committee meetings, and several off-site conferences held locally.