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Inpatient Medicine

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.