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A Day in the Life

On Inpatient Wards:

6:30-8:30 a.m. Sign-In & Bedside Work Rounds on Inpatient Units
The intern will get sign-out from the outgoing night team and then collect vital signs and examine each patient being cared for by their team.

8:30-9 a.m. Morning Report
The house officers and attendings will discuss an interesting case presented by an upper-year resident. This is one of the highlights of our program, as it always leads to great discussions between the house staff, general pediatric attending, and subspecialty attendings. The morning report also is well-attended by the faculty.

9 a.m. to noon Family-Centered Rounds & General Patient Care
Bedside rounding is performed on each patient and involves medical students, house staff, nursing staff, and families. Our computer order entry system and portable computers allow most orders to be entered while the team is rounding. However, there is time after bedside rounds to complete notes, call consults, and handle any other patient care-related work.

Noon to 1 p.m. Protected Teaching Conference
Faculty members from the general pediatric division and subspecialties present lectures to the house staff and medical students. Each month, the house staff also attends seminars on ethics, case conferences, and morbidity and mortality conferences during this one-hour time period. This time is protected for the residents’ education.

1-5:30 p.m. General Inpatient Care
This time is for residents to perform any additional work on their patients and to admit new patients to the hospital. This is also a good opportunity for you to receive even more instruction, by speaking with consultants who may have been called in that morning. 

5:30 p.m. Sign-Out to the Night Team

Sample Education Calendar

Daily morning and noon conferences are held throughout the weekday. Chiefs take our pagers for noon conference for protected time. Almost all of our conferences are in person now!

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Our blocks are 2 weeks long for the entire year. You spend 6 weeks on "core" rotations (ED, Inpatient, NICU, etc) followed by a 2 week outpatient block with your continuity clinic, longitudinal electives, academic half days, admin half days, and wellness half days! See a sample Y schedule below:

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