A Typical Day

There is obviously a lot of variation day to day depending on many factors, but in general here is how things go:

  • Typical shift times
    • Most PGY-1 shifts are 10 hours
    • Most PGY 2 and 3 shifts are 8 hours
    • Most Resus shifts are 9-12 hours
  • Typical shift
    • Teaching point (presented by PGY-2 or attending)
    • On-coming rounds (30-40 min)
      • Quickly discuss cases in the department and sign-out
      • Attending
      • Off-going and on-coming residents
      • Pharmacists and pharmacy residents
      • Medical students
    • Get to work
    • Off-going rounds (30-40 min)

The following is a sample shift schedule