During the general medical inpatient
service rotations, and while in the critical care areas,
residents learn the skills needed to evaluate and manage acutely
ill patients, many with multiple complex medical problems.
Inpatient rotations require residents to prioritize problems and
efficiently manage care so patients spend only the appropriate
amount of time in the hospital.
Averaging 10,000 admissions a year, MedStar Franklin Square has
the second busiest Department of Medicine in Maryland. The
Department is responsible for 160 general medical beds and 42
critical care beds. Residents provide care for approximately
one-half the admissions, resulting in a teaching service of 70 to
90 selected patients.
Our Hospitalist Program provides care to patients not on the
residents' inpatient service and to ensure compliance with
mandated duty hour regulations. Students from the University of
Maryland and other medical schools rotate on the inpatient
service, including fourth-year sub-internships.