Day in the life of a senior resident - Stephanie Royer
7:30-8:30 AM - Ambulatory Morning Report is run by one of the Chief Residents. We work through a case that focuses on an ambulatory topic. Each day has a different "theme" and an attending is present to help facilitate discussion. A few sessions provide didactic lectures from subspecialty services on topics that we see a lot of in primary care clinics, such as dermatology and psychiatry.
8:30 AM-12:00 PM - Either morning clinic or time to work on a team-based patient safety project. All second-year Medicine and Med-Peds residents work in small groups on a patient safety research project during their ambulatory rotation. We have some half-days blocked off to allow us to work on the project, which is then presented at noon conference at the end of the month. Each project team has a faculty mentor to help guide the process.
12:00-1:00 PM - I attend noon conference or Grand Rounds if my clinic is located at the hospital.
1:00-5:00 PM - Afternoon clinic. Typically, I'm either at my continuity clinic or one of the general medicine clinics. I might also have a pre-op or subspecialty clinic.
5:00-6:00 PM - Finish up dictations and head home.
Weekend - Yes, they do exist! I'm scheduled to cover one Friday night during the month to relieve the night team, usually either General Medicine or the CCMU (our medical ICU). Otherwise, 2 days off...in a row!
Stephanie C. Royer
University of Michigan
Med-Peds Resident - Class of 2016