Intern On Medicine (on a ward month)
Cameron Malone, MD
PGY-1, University of Nebraska
7 a.m.: I arrive at Froedtert at 7 a.m., and round on 3 to 8 patients by 8 a.m.
8 a. m. : I meet with my team (attending, senior resident, 2 interns, one SMS, 1-2 JMS's) for work rounds. Interns are all paired with a junior medical student. We walk rounds to see patients, staff new patients and write orders.
noon: I attend Noon Report where senior residents present cases, followed-up by discussion with residents and faculty.
1 p.m.: I finish my notes, call consults, and follow-up on any studies. If on Daytime Admit Team (DAT) (1 in 6 days), my team will admit up to 6 patients. On Wednesdays I attend Academic Half Days and lectures until 3:15 p.m. During this time, the senior resident keeps intern pagers and covers for the team. This is also the time I attend my continuity clinic (once per week).
6 p.m.: If not a DAT day or on call, I sign out to the on-call team. If a DAT day, I will probably be at Froedtert until 8:30 p.m. When my team is on call (every 6th night), I will alternate between being the day intern or the overnight intern. The day intern rounds on the team's patients with the senior resident, arriving at the usual time of 7 a.m. and staying until 9 a.m. and admits up to two patients during that afternoon. The overnight intern arrive in the hospital at 6 p.m., listens to sign-out from the other teams and then admits up to 6 patients with the senior resident and senior medical student. The day intern returns to the hospital the next morning for a normal workday, while the overnight intern leaves by 11 a.m.