Inpatient Teaching Service

Outstanding hospital-based training throughout your residency

A Robust Inpatient Teaching Service for Residents

The faculty at Mount Auburn Hospital is committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for residents serving on the inpatient teaching service.  

Most of the time, your team will include a resident, two interns and associated medical students. Leading the team will be an attending who has a teaching faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. The attending will:  

  • Provide case-based and topical didactic bedside teaching through attending rounds. 
  • Perform management rounds with the team.  
  • Teach and consult as needed.  

On the general medicine service, the teaching faculty may be a primary care physician, a subspecialist or a hospitalist. On the cardiology team service, the teaching faculty are cardiologists. And on the medical intensive care unit (MICU) service, the teaching faculty are pulmonary/critical care intensivists.   

Due to the large and ever-growing volume of admissions to the medical service, physician assistants at Mount Auburn Hospital cover the non-teaching medical service. This enhances the educational experience of our residents by allowing the resident teams to treat varied and complex cases on the teaching services and not be overwhelmed with more common and less acute cases.  

Collaborative Experiences Enhance Rotations

During rotations, you’ll participate in a variety of collaborative experiences, including:  

  • Attending rounds. 
  • Bedside physical diagnosis rounds.  
  • Cardiology rounds. 
  • EKG rounds.  
  • Infectious disease rounds.  
  • Medical grand rounds. 
  • Medical intensive care unit (MICU) rounds. 
  • Neurology grand rounds.  
  • Resident morning report.   

Inpatient Teaching Rotations

Explore each year of inpatient rotations.

PGY-1/Internship Inpatient Teaching Rotations

The first year of training (PGY-1) is similar for categorical and preliminary pathways. As a first-year resident (intern), you’ll develop your medical and patient communication skills while focusing on inpatient service.

You can expect the following inpatient rotations during your first year:

  • Two months of MICU service
  • Two months of cardiology service
  • Four months of general medicine service (including subspecialties of medicine)
  • Two months of combined afternoon backup and overnight float
  • One month of emergency medicine
  • One month of elective service

For the MICU and cardiology services, the long admitting shift is every fourth night. For general medicine, we employ a system in which the team covers a panel of patients with some discharges and admissions to the team every day, and no overnight call.

Admissions are capped according to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines. Our longstanding float system allows interns to complete their daily work and leave the hospital at a reasonable hour.

PGY-2 and PGY-3 Inpatient Teaching Rotations

As a resident, you’ll enjoy the ability to dedicate more time to areas of interest, with four months of flexible elective team to spend in whatever way best meets your educational needs. Residents have approximately eight months each year of inpatient service divided as follows.

  • One or two MICU months
  • One or two cardiology months
  • Two or three general medical months
  • Two or three months of float services

One month a year is dedicated to the outpatient teaching service. The remaining months of each year are dedicated to ambulatory or flexible “elective” time.

Get Started

Visit the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Auburn Hospital.