Rotations on the residency's autonomous inpatient service include admissions and rounds on all medical floors, critical care suites, Maternity and the newborn nursery. Training is by core faculty, hospitalist specialist and fellows. Residents will admit and manage patients of all levels of severity from critical to acute, to maternity to newborns. Rotations during Night Float will allow for supervised management and aspects of nocturnal care; dedicated rotations in critical care and cardiology will augment adult care training. Emergency medical management training during EM rotations in all three years will complete the spectrum of exposure.
Care of Newborns, Children and Adolescents
Rotations in the NICU and Nursery with a focus on resuscitation of critical newborns are augmented by dedicated rotations on the medical service and ER at Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC), the regional tertiary care children's hospital. Continuity of care of children will be taught at the Family Medicine Center, and adolescent and behavioral education through the child and adolescent psychiatry rotations.
Through surgical rotations on the general surgery service, orthopedics and surgical subspecialties as well as the procedure clinic at the Family Medicine Center and Wound Care Center, residents will learn basic surgical skills applicable to general practice, and hospital-level interventions (lines, etc).
Experience is through the adult psychiatry service, with a focus on behavioral aspects of mental illness applicable to primary care, as well as a longitudinal curriculum in basic psychological interventions and modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.