Residents spend a total of six months on our family medicine inpatient service over the course of 3 years. This service combines excellent teaching and responsibility for patient management with an opportunity to observe the scope and role-modeling of a practicing family physician.
This service is under the direction of full-time faculty members. Patients are admitted from Thomas Hart Family Practice Center and private family medicine groups. The usual census is 12 to 20 patients with the team consisting of one PGY1 resident, two PGY2 residents and one PGY3 resident. Residents have significant autonomy and responsibility for patient management. Third year residents function in a supervisory role. Teaching rounds are conducted daily with attendings from each group, case management, and pharmacy. This teaching service is highly rated by the house staff and is a popular elective for medical students. Additionally, we conduct morning report once a week and is run by residents with faculty oversight.
The program has an attractive and innovative call system which supplements conventional calls with night float rotations in all three years. The night float rotation is two weeks long in the G1 and G3 years and four weeks long in the G2 year, divided into two week blocks. The G1 resident does night float alongside an upper year resident who acts in a supervisory/teaching role.
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