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Family Medicine Inpatient Service

Welcome to the Family Medicine Resident Inpatient Service!

 FMIS covers approximately 1400 annual admissions, working with  Family Medicine Hospitalist Faculty, Barre Family Health center and the Shrewsbury Family Medicine group.  The service is comprised of Family Medicine Residents at each year of training with progressive responsibility and leadership expectations.  Sub-Interns from UMASS and outside schools also rotate on service.  

While working on this service, residents learn the skills required to provide comprehensive evidence-based medical care to adult inpatients. The emphasis is on education as well as service to the community‚Ķand having fun in the process! 

Collaboration with Specialists

FMIS is fortunate to allow residents the opportunity to work with practitioners and staffs from a number of disciplines: `

Pharmacists: in addition to hospital pharmacists assigned to each floor, there is a faculty pharmacist as well as students from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy who round with the family medicine residents providing teaching and advice about medication-related issues.  Pharmacist faculty from MCPHS and trainees round with our inpatient team and participate in didactics.  

Behavioral Medicine Fellows & Faculty: A practitioner of behavioral medicine rounds with the family medicine teams at least once per week assisting with patient encounters and providing valuable teaching.

Nurses and PCAs: While residents interact with nursing staff on all floors of the hospital, they tend to develop a sense of camaraderie and teamwork with the staff on South 6 in particular.

Consultants: Residents are fortunate to work with attending physicians from a number of specialty services in a team approach to caring for patients. Attendings are approachable and dedicated to teaching residents.