Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I started week five of twelve for Internal Medicine. The hours are from 7 to 5 most days. I should be personally responsible for 1 to 3 patients, and we round on all patients in the morning with the senior resident or attending. On a regular day, patients are seen from 7 AM to 8:30 AM, and progress notes are written. From 8:30 to 10:30 AM is morning rounds. 10:30 to 12:00 PM is teaching rounds. After a one hour lunch break, the rest of the day till 5 PM involves placing orders and other tasks for patients. Call is every four days, and we stay until 10 PM. A typical day in Internal Medicine provides time for reading textbooks.