Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
The inpatient medicine rotation at P/SL is a highly autonomous experience exposing housestaff to diverse medical issues and complex patients in a private hospital setting. The inpatient medicine rotation at P/SL follows a traditional overnight call schedule with call occurring every fourth night. Each senior resident supervises two interns in addition to medical students and sub-interns. The Hospitalist Teaching Service works closely with the house staff, serving as teaching attendings, and providing patient continuity and educational support for the residents. This service is funded by a non-profit organization, and admits mostly uninsured and under-insured patients. Private attendings, including subspecialists from cardiology, pulmonary, renal, and hematology-oncology also directly serve as attendings for the housestaff, offering direct contact with subspecialty services and continuity from the clinic to the inpatient service.
The intensive care unit at P/SL is an “open”
unit for the residents, allowing residents to continue to serve as the primary
team if a change in level of care is required. ICU patients are staffed with dedicated
critical care attendings, allowing many opportunities to develop procedural
skills and critical care skills under their guidance.
A new Oncology
service is staffed by one intern who works directly with hematology-oncology
specialists to admit and care for patients with mostly hematologic malignancy
diagnoses. The intern admits daily with no
overnight call. Caring for these patients with
complex medical issues has proven to be a great learning experience and affords
the opportunity for rewarding patient interactions.
Ample teaching conferences are offered at
P/SL. Morning report is held on a daily basis, as is noon conference, which
includes monthly EKG conference, Pathology conference, Palliative Care Report,
multidisciplinary Tumor Board, and Patient Safety conference. In addition to
receiving Grand Rounds from University Hospital, P/SL has its own Grand Rounds
on Friday of each week.
Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center
Rose Medical Center
Third year residents spend one month in the Rose emergency department, assessing and caring for complex internal medicine patients with a large degree of autonomy. Rose also offers an excellent ICU elective featuring National Jewish Hospital Intensivists as faculty supervisors and an elective hospitalist rotation.
Rose Medical Center