The ideal of a University is that we live and work together as a community of scholars dedicating ourselves to the advancement of Medicine. Our community is at its best when we share ideas, knowledge, perspective, and a passion for Medicine. As a routine, this can occur at Morning Report or Noon Conference, but also on rounds or hopefully at the bedside when dealing with a particularly challenging case.

This journal serves as an outlet for observations or studies of particular merit. Its publication is an important element of our scholarly focus in the Department. Indeed, nearly a score of contributors from all three classes of residents have participated; making this issue quite representative of our community. As a clinician and educator in the Department, I have been regularly challenged by the spirit of inquiry among our residents. This serves as a true reflection of the vitality of our community.