The supervising resident is expected to:

  • Orient the students regarding your expectations and the setting of the wards.  
  • Know the goals and objectives for the course and the responsibilities of students.  
  • Remain available to the medical students for any questions.  
  • Assign patients to the student (2 to 3 new patients per week).  This can include overnight admissions (already seen by the overnight time), as well as ICU transfers.  Do not wait for the "perfect teaching case" as every patient offers a tremendous opportunity to grow.   
  • Review all relevant physical findings and lab data and discuss the student's patient cases with the student.  
  • Guide students in their reading and thinking about their patient's problems and solutions.  
  • Coach students in preparing their H&P and daily S.O.A.P. write-ups.  
  • Review at least one write-up per week of the student's.  
  • Provide instruction to students (bedside teaching, papers, talks, etc...)  
  • Teach students how to write orders and provide them with opportunities to write orders.  
  • Supervise students with procedures.  
  • Provide students with ongoing specific feedback midway through your time with them as well as at the end of yours or the student's time on the service.  
  • 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). 
  • Work with students to assign the students one day off each week.  If there is a day that the team is not admitting, this would be a preferred day.