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A Day in the Life of a Resident

Pre-Rounding6am - 8am: Pre-rounding

After getting sign-out from the overnight team, a resident starts pre-rounding on his or her patients. Residents complete their daily notes using our Electronic Medical Record, which allows you to automatically insert key data including vital signs and labs. Morning Report occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am – 8 am.

Attending Teaching Rounds8am - 8:30am: Attending Teaching Rounds (3 - 4 times a week)

The Hematology/Oncology team learns about bone marrow transplantation from an attending. Almost all inpatient teams have implemented morning teaching sessions.

Work Rounds8:30am - 10:30am: Work Rounds

Academic team rounding on 7East. We follow the model of patient-centered care, in which the family actively participates in rounds. The patient’s nurse, along with a social worker, case manager, and dietician also are an integral part of rounds.

Patient care10:30am - 12pm: Patient Care

The remainder of the morning is spent calling consults, placing orders, reassessing patients, and acting on the plan for the day.

Noon Conference12pm - 1pm: Noon Conference (daily)

Noon conference speakers emphasize group participation and self-directed learning.

Patient Care of Continuity Clinic1pm - 5pm: Patient Care or Continuity Clinic

Interns continue patient care on the Neurology floor. Once weekly, each resident will spend their afternoon in continuity clinic.  Residents have a wide range of continuity clinic options from which to choose, depending upon their track.

Sign Out to Night Team5pm: Sign-out to Night Team

A daytime resident signs out his patients to the night float resident. Our night float system has been in place for years, and is one of the reasons why our average number of hours worked per week is less than 60!

Fast Fact:

In 2015, Children’s National received submissions from 63% of all U.S. seniors and 67% of international medical students applying to pediatric residencies.

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