Night Rotations

Most interns and residents say they actually like working in the hospital overnight. Night rotations are a chance for residents to test their own wings and make independent clinical decisions. One intern and resident pair work together on the wards to look after the patients on the two day teams; another intern and resident pair work together in the ICU. The administrative hustle and bustle of the day quiets down and residents focus on managing emergent medical problems and admitting new patients. There is an in-house hospitalist attending for assistance, supervision and teaching on overnight admissions and encounters.