Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FMIS) - PGY3

PGY-3 residents provide the coverage for the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, with added responsibility for the training of the assigned PGY1. The residents admit and round on adult patients and cover our practice maternity service.  Supervision is through the Family Medicine Inpatient Director, Felix Chang MD, and other hospitalists. Residents finish these blocks fully competent in hospital care management, with skills in team leadership and small group teaching. It is a maturing experience.

Residents interact with specialists, perform deliveries and circumcisions, and partake in interdisciplinary rounds with the Critical Care Team during their FMIS experience at HealthAlliance. Call duty is spread throughout the year but minimized during this rotation to maintain care continuity and preserve time for office hours. This rotation builds patient care management skills and permits development of one-on-one teaching skills with interns and medical students.