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.