The resident inpatient service has an intern, an upper level resident, and a designated faculty member within the larger hospitalist group available to help provide exceptional patient care within the care team. Primary resident inpatient teaching service at IU Health Arnett Hospital is designed around the concept of residents admitting and following patients throughout their hospital stay. Night float has not been built into the rotations to allow daytime rounding, care and admissions in continuity over the assigned five-week blocks. Residents round daily six days per week, take admissions three days per week, and have assigned continuity clinic and longitudinal learning on the off afternoons. Transitions occur that are led by residents in the evening when transitioning their patients to the night float hospitalist. They receive a report from that hospitalist in a morning report to transition back to their care. Residents continue to care for continuity responsibilities (except for emergencies) during reduced clinics and longitudinal learning to preserve continuity. This allows residents to maximize the experience of caring for a patient through the course of a hospitalization while minimizing transitions and promoting effective transitions within a group of hospitalists, faculty and residents.
Residents have a total of 30 weeks inpatient at IU Health Arnett Hospital over a three-year span. First-year residents complete two five-week rotations of Adult Medicine. Second-year residents in this program complete one five-week rotation of Adult Medicine and one five-week rotation of Critical Care, and third-year residents complete one five-week rotation of Adult Medicine and one five-week rotation of Critical Care.