Pediatrics: Medical Education

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Resident on Medicine (on wards)

David Vitale, MD
PGY-4, University of Louisville

7:00 am:  I arrive at Froedtert at 7am.  I touch-base with overnight residents and interns.  I complete a chart review of patients' overnight nursing progress notes, labs and vital signs on Epic, Froedtert's integrated health information system.  Lastly, I see the sick patients on the team before rounds.

9:00 am:  I meet with the team for attending rounds, and make care plans for each patient.  I finish-up the morning by calling consults, discharging patients, and addressing issues that arise.

12:00 pm: I attend Noon Report where senior residents present cases, followed-up by discussion with residents and faculty. 

1:00 pm:  I start my afternoon off by following-up on consults and tests, lead a teaching session with students and run the team list with interns and students.  This is also the time I have my continuity clinic which I go to once per week.

5:00 pm:  If not on call, I sign out my patients to the on call resident team and GO HOME!  If on call (once every 6th night), I start taking admissions with intern and SMS.  The 2nd intern goes home, so will be fresh in the morning to help the rest of the team.  During the evening I staff the intern and SMS on new admissions.  We admit a maximum of 8 patients total.  No new admissions after 2am.  I try to get a little sleep during the night, and then prepare for rounds in the AM. 

 

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