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The probationary period was temporary, and was over last year. The RRC cited Cornell largely due to work hour violations on one or two services, and mostly only for fracturing the minimum hours that one needs to be away from the hospital.whats the story ? why were they cited ? how have they responded ? I heard they tossed the chair and the residency director as a result of being placed on probation ?
Agree with this. Hard work at Cornell is secondary to patient volume and acuity. We have some of the best ancillary staff in NYC. Yes, I have had to draw blood a lot, and do EKGs. Don't interview here if you want a cush internship. The people are amazing, but expect to work hard.rotating at weill as a med student, they have plenty of ancillary staff. What you will face is attitude from the nurses from time to time (this is sadly a NYC thing), AND pressure from seniors to get things done so every once in a while you might have to do those tasks yourself i.e. blood draws, IV's etc.
They completely restructured the general medicine rotation, so there is more 'overlap' between juniors and seniors. It was war on that service when I started. Also, they hired another set of PAs to make a separate PA service for the more routine cases, and reduced the intern caps. The program has gotten better every year.what were the specific responses to remediate the fractured hours ? did they hire more residents ? PAs? make the JARS and SARS pick up more hours on those two rotations ?
PS- I am hearing that the nature of nursing in NYC anywhere pretty much means you will end up doing EKGs, drawing bloods, replacing peripheral caths and even sometimes transporting patients at night - is this true even at NY Hospital ? I this what you were referring to as "working hard " ?