A Day in the Life of a Resident

We're not going to lie to you ... our residency program is challenging and the training schedule can be demanding. That's why we feel strongly about making sure our residents have some balance between their work and personal lives. Our Resident Wellness Committee plans social events and activities for you and your family. We want you to have a successful residency experience and still have time for some fun! 

All day clinic 

8:20 a.m "huddle" with MA

Part of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model to review anticipated patient needs

8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Scheduled clinic patients

12:30 p.m - 1:30 p.m. Didactic Lecture

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Scheduled clinic patients

Hospital inpatient service

6:35 a.m.-7:15 p.m. Morning Report
Sign-out from night float team of overnight events

7:15 a.m.-8 a.m. Teaching or Hospital Rounds

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Hospital Rounds 

Round on patients on service or manage laboring patients and discuss with faculty or hospitalist attendings.

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Didactic Lectures

1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Hospital or Clinic service

Residents can be scheduled for afternoon clinic or return to hospital for continued management of patients.

6 p.m. Sign out to Night Float Team

6 p.m.-6:35 a.m. Night Float Service

Team of two residents monitor patients on medicine, pediatrics, OB triage, labor and delivery and family medicine services. They also admit patients to any of these services from the ER.

Balance and wellness

The Resident Wellness Committee, consisting of residents and faculty, plans events and oversees the wellness budget. A variety of activities are planned throughout the year, including participation on sports teams and social events. From soccer, bicycling and fly fishing to picnics and holiday parties, we're sure you'll find an activity you'll enjoy. Spouses and children can participate, too. 

An annual all resident retreat is held in the fall. Family members are welcome to participate in this three-day event. An interns' retreat is held at the end of the academic year. 

Free fitness center membership at the hospital fitness center is available for all residents.

There are regularly scheduled support groups for each class. The first year resident support group is facilitated by a graduate of the program. The second and third year resident support group uses a Balint format and is facilitated by our behavioral scientist and a past program director. Residents determine the focus of each group meeting.

Call schedule

First and second year residents have several months of night float per year. There are two residents from each year for every blocks so all nights are covered by the resident on night. There is no traditional night call.

Third year residents take call from home.