Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FMIS) -- PGY2
PGY-2 residents provide the core of coverage for the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster. The residents admit and round on patients, covering the full spectrum of Family Medicine, including pediatrics, obstetrics, and newborn nursery. Supervision is through the PGY-3 service chief and Inpatient Director Felix Chang MD. Residents also work closely with the Fitchburg Family Medicine rounding faculty, fellow residents, 4th year medical students, and consulting specialists.
Residents interact with specialists, perform deliveries and circumcisions, and partake in interdisciplinary rounds with the Critical Care Team during their FMIS experience at Health Alliance. 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.