Course Description

 

Observers get an insight into residency with a schedule mimicking that of a 1st year resident: 
  • The day starts with receiving handoff at 6: 30 a.m., followed by attending daily morning reports and/or rounds. Following morning didactic sessions, are preliminary team rounds. This is then followed by resident team rounds, attending teaching rounds, afternoon conferences, patient-focused academic discussions and patient admissions. The day ends at 4:30pm on regular days and at 7pm on-call days by signing out to the night resident. 
  • Observers will be assigned to teams on the general medical floors and cardiac progressive care unit.
  • They are expected to be professional at all times and be involved in the team by helping with literature review on patient-care topics.
  • Observers will also be asked to keep a record of points of interest or medical learning points from the rotation. They will document any patient they observed, state the learning point with a reference. In two weeks of the rotation they should be able to present a robust portfolio of their observations. A faculty member will guide them to build the portfolio.
  • They will also have access to our state-of-the-art 24-hour Medical Library.
  • Enrollment in the course does NOT guarantee any recommendation or an interview at our institution.  

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