Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Have I mentioned before that I'm not fond of patient rounds?

Some rotations I've been on consist of half your time in "rounds," a quarter of your time in "sign-out," and the rest split between conferences and patient care. (I know, rounds and sign-out technically are patient care, but they hardly feel personal to me...)

It's no wonder residency programs have to keep their residents over night every fourth night. When else would work get done?

By the way, "rounds" is when a team of students residents and an attending physician walk around on the ward updating each other on patient status. "Sign-out" is when one team tells the next all of the details from the patients' care that day.

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