The Family Medicine department uses its own inpatient service at the Family Health Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. It is staffed by our residents and faculty attendings and maintains a daily census of 8-12 patients. The inpatient team is variable, but is usually comprised of one upper-level resident and one or two interns. Five family medicine faculty cover the inpatient service, which allows residents to be exposed to variations in practice style and medical management.
We utilize a Night Float system, which means residents on the inpatient service do not take night call during the week. Interns gain invaluable experience in managing medically complex patients as well as invasive procedures such as intubation and central lines after their rotation through the ICU. Residents are also taught by emergency medicine certified attendings during their 6-week rotation in the Emergency Department.
The Adult Inpatient Medicine curriculum is coordinated by Dr. Joyce King.