|A Typical Day on the General Medicine Wards|
|7 a.m. (or earlier)||Pre-rounds|
Interns and medical students pre-round on patients, checking events of the previous night, following up on test results, etc. Night team hands off to day team.
|7:15-8:15 a.m.||Morning work rounds|
The upper-level resident rounds on all patients with the team, teaching and modifying the plan of care for each patient.
|8:15-9:15 a.m.||Morning report|
The chief resident leads an interactive small group conference. Topics include post-call cases with critique and comment by the chairman or chief resident; case presentations by the ward teams; and a review of timely topics with a friendly competition for
Team of the Month honors.
The attending physician discusses each patient's plan of care with the team. Bedside teaching and physical examination skills are emphasized.
|11:30-11:50||Resident work time|
Protected work time for residents and students to take care of the business of the service prior to lunch and conference.
In addition to a 12-month curriculum focused on patient care and board preparation, monthly conferences include Grand Rounds, Professor Pro Tempore, Clinical Pathologic Correlation and Continuous Quality Improvement.
|1-5 p.m.||Afternoon work time|
Residents track down diagnostic studies, complete procedures, admit patients if taking short or long call that day, and discharge patients.
Residents turn over care of their patients to the night medicine intern for the evening. In addition to a written list, a verbal report is given to ensure adequate transfer of care.
|7 p.m.||Hand-off to night medicine|
Night medicine team begins to handle admissions.