7+ Year Member
- Dec 24, 2010
- Attending Physician
How do people keep track of (remembering them) an entire team (20 or so) patients. Im going to be an intern next year and this seems mind boggling.
I bet you felt overwhelmed with the amount of information you needed to learn when starting med school, but now, does it not seem much easier?Okay how about 10 patients then. That still sounds hard. And also the team might have like 20 or whatever and just remembering the name of the patient and their basic story is hard.
Surgical residents/teams don't have caps. The trauma service follows all trauma patients, vascular service follows all vascular patients, etc. You learn what to write down, and how to keep track of the important stuff. Becomes easier with experience and caring for the patients day in and day out.I thought the cap was 10 patients / intern now with the ACGME rules? Or is that just an institution specific rule?