Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FMIS) -- PGY3
PGY-3 residents serve as chief of service for the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at Health Alliance Hospital. The chief directs the morning signout and supervises the morning rounds. The PGY-3 also manages morning admissions to allow the rest of the team to focus on their established patients. The chief covers 1-2 afternoon sessions in the hospital but usually heads to office hours after noon.
The PGY-3 leads the service under the supervision of Inpatient Director Felix Chang MD. Residents finish these blocks fully competent in hospital care management, with skills in team leadership and small group teaching. It is a maturing experience. Call duty is spread throughout the year but minimized during this rotation to maintain care continuity and preserve time for office hours.