St. John's Didactics

Fundamental critical care support

First-year residents attend a two-day fundamental critical care support course to prepare for increased involvement in the ICU when on call.

Hospital didactics

Noon didactics are held every Wednesday and Thursday over lunch. We also have a three-hour didactic block on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. This includes both in-depth look at topics of importance as well as hands-on skill workshops such as splinting.


  • Medical conferences
    Residents are allowed up to three days to attend conferences that explore or further a medical interest, e.g., dermatology, international medicine, marathon medical management, orthopedics, and wilderness medicine. Conference attendance must be approved by the program director.