The attending physician is expected to:

  • Orient the students regarding your expectations and the setting of the wards.  d
  • Know the goals and objectives for the course and the responsibilities of students.
  • Remain available to the medical students for any questions.
  • Review physical findings with the student.
  • Provide ongoing specific formative feedback throughout the week that you work with a student. 
  • Provide instruction to students (bedside teaching, papers, talks, etc...).
  • If desired, assign students to give a talk for attending rounds and provide them ample time and guidance in preparing the topic.
  • Contact the course director immediately with any concerns of patient performance across any of the competencies, including knowledge, patient care, and professionalism. 
  • Timely completion (within one week) of any assessments that students ask you to complete.  Please provide at least 3 areas of strength and 3 opportunities for growth (be specific and actionable). 
  • Students will send attendings an entrustable professional activity (EPA) assessment form for completion.  Either EPA 5: Document a Clinical Encounter in the Patient Record or EPA 2: Prioritize a Differential Diagnosis Following a Clinical Encounter.  Please complete as part of the review of the student H&P.