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Teaching on the Inpatient Service

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Inpatient Rotations

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The faculty at Mount Auburn Hospital is committed to providing an outstanding learning environment for residents serving on the inpatient medical services. On each inpatient service a faculty staff member is assigned as the teaching attending for the month.

On the General Medical Ward Service, the teaching faculty may be a primary care physician, a subspecialist, or a hospitalist. On the Cardiology Team Service, the teaching faculty are cardiologists. And on the MICU Team Service, the teaching faculty are pulmonary/critical care intensivists. The teaching faculty provide case-based and topical didactic attending rounds, perform management rounds with the team on a regular basis, and provide teaching and consultative services to our residents as needed.

Approximately sixty percent of the patients admitted to the medical service are admitted to the Hospitalist Service. The remaining forty percent of patients are cared for by subspecialists or their private physicians. All attending staff have teaching faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. This system provides the resident with the mixed experience of caring for patients in conjunction with primary care physicians in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Geriatrics, as well as with hospitalists, subspecialists, and intensivists.

Due to the large and ever growing volume of admissions to the medical service, Mount Auburn Hospital also has a non-teaching medical service covered by physician assistants. This enhances the educational experience of our residents by allowing the resident teams to be populated with varied and complex cases on the teaching services and not be overwhelmed with more common and less acute cases.

Year One

As a first-year resident, or intern, you’ll develop both your medical and patient communication skills as you focus on inpatient service. Most of the time, your team will include a resident, another intern and associated medical students.  You can expect the following inpatient rotations during your first year:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • General medicine
  • Medical intensive care unit
  • Afternoon back-up and overnight float
  • Elective

Years Two & Three

As a junior or senior resident, you’ll enjoy the ability to dedicate more time to areas of interest, with four months of flexible elective team to spend in whatever way best meets your educational needs. You can expect the following inpatient rotations during your second and third years:

  • Cardiology
  • General medicine
  • Medical intensive care unit
  • Afternoon back-up and overnight float
  • Electives

Learn from Harvard Faculty

On each inpatient rotation, your attending physician will be a staff member with a teaching faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. They’ll work with you to:

  • Provide case-based and topical bedside teaching through attending rounds
  • Perform management rounds with the team on a regular basis
  • Teach and consult as needed

Learn more about the teaching conferences and rounds you’ll attend as part of your residency.

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