Intern On Medicine (on a ward month)
Carmen Wallace, MD
PGY-1, Medical College of Georgia
7:00 am: I arrive at Froedtert at 7am, and round on 3 to 8 patients by 8:00am.
8:00 am: 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.
12:00 pm: I attend Noon Report where senior residents present cases, followed-up by discussion with residents and faculty.
1:00 pm: 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 3:15pm. 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).
6:00 pm: 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 8:30pm. 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 AM and staying until 9 PM and admits up to two patients during that afternoon. The overnight intern arrive in the hospital at 6 PM, 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 AM.