A resident's schedule is based on a 4 + 1 model where every 4 weeks of an inpatient or subspecialty rotation is followed by 1 week of the continuity clinic.
Inpatient General Medicine Rotation (Floor rotation)
Team Structure: Each inpatient general medicine team has a senior resident (PGY2 or PGY 3), and two PGY 1s. An attending physician is assigned to each general medicine inpatient service who rounds with the team daily. A team is on call every 5 days.
Each PGY-1 resident is responsible for the care of an average of 8 patients. PGY-1 residents perform initial evaluations, design treatment plans, write all orders and act as each patient’s principal physician during the hospital stay.
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, located near downtown Fort Worth, is an award-winning full-service hospital dedicated to providing for the health care needs of the Fort Worth community. The medical center is a recognized leader in the areas of complex heart and vascular surgical care, oncology and head and neck surgical services, comprehensive women’s services, and transplant surgery. Our hospital utilizes EPIC EMR for patient care.
Our high acuity and diverse patient population uniquely positions our inpatient general medicine service to provide advanced exposure to a broad range of pathology extending from common community based acute and chronic problems to advanced liver disease, heart disease, opportunistic infectious pathology in immunosuppressed patients, transplant related pathology, and others.
Teamwork and leadership are the theme of inpatient rotations. Resident teams under the supervision of their attending lead multidisciplinary huddles where they interact with various disciplines of inpatient services including, care management, social services, physical medicine, pharmacy, nutrition and chaplain, and other services that provide direct care to patients.
Residents participate in 4 weeks of night float rotation every year and provide night coverage to inpatient services, cross cover calls, and overnight admission.
Night Float team consist of both senior residents (PGY 2 or PGY 3) and PGY 1.
Critical Care Rotation
Residents perform 4 weeks of critical care rotations each year of residency. This rotation provides broad exposure to both medical and surgical patients ranging from acute and chronic community-based diseases to complex cardiac, transplant, and ECMO patient management.
Residents round daily with attending intensivist. Residents also perform various procedures and participate as part of the critical response team within the hospital during their rotation.
Ambulatory Clinic Rotation
Residents participate in an ambulatory clinic rotation at Fort Worth Institute of Medical Sciences, a resident run continuity clinic.
Residents are assigned their own panel of patients and follow them through three years of residency as their primary care physician under the supervision of an ambulatory attending physician.
Each year residents spend 10 dedicated weeks in the continuity clinic and complete 50 half day sessions, totaling 150 sessions during the 36 months of training. Predictive scheduling using the 4 + 1 model help to facilitate the scheduling of residents and patients to maximize the development of on-going relationships with a panel of patients.
Residents are also required to complete John Hopkins Ambulatory Care Modules® during their ambulatory clinic rotation.
Point of Care Ultrasound
Residents go through one year longitudinal POCUS curriculum during their second year. Residents dedicate 10 half days (4 hour sessions) during their ambulatory week and go over POCUS curriculum with faculty. Residents will get training on basic cardiac, abdominal, thoracic, DVT, skin/soft tissue POCUS.
Average Day on Floor Rotation (PGY 1)
- 6:45 AM: Arrival to hospital
- 6:45AM - 7:00 AM: Hand off from Night Team at Residents lounge
- 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM: Morning Report- Protected learning time
- 7:45AM - 9:00 AM: Pre-rounds on patients
- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Multi-disciplinary huddles and Attending Rounds on floors
- 12:00PM- 1:00 PM: Noon Conference – Protected learning time
- 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Patient follow up and Notes; Admissions on Call Days
- 7:00 PM: Hand off to Night Team
Non-call days: Complete work and sign out to cross cover person