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Intern On Medicine (on a ward month)

 

 

 

Laura Hamilton, MD
PGY-1, University of Louisville

 




 

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. 

 

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