NIGHT FLOAT

Inpatient internal medicine night float rotation is a valuable experience for residents to learn assessment of patients’ initial presentation through admissions, address acuity of floor patients, form differential diagnosis, attend rapid responses, codes blue, and plan for work-up. Residents will build their medical knowledge through the exposure to different pathologies and acute management of patients, improve upon their communication and interpersonal skills with patients, families, subspecialists, and medical staff. Night float rotations are necessary opportunities for residents to improve and build their foundation to become a competent, compassionate, and well-rounded physician. Night rotations also allow the future practicing internist to see the variations in staffing models between day and night medicine. PGY 1 residents on this rotation are expected to be able to provide the same level of patient care and communication to patients and families as those on the day inpatient teams. Mastery of handover is an essential element of the night float rotation.

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is a 557-bed acute care hospital in Gainesville, Georgia, and serves as the major participating site for the residency program. NGMC has a long history of providing high quality care and has been recognized nationally by Truven, HealthGrades, CareChex and others as a top performing hospital, as well as recognition from the Atlanta Journal/Constitution as a top employer. It serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year. NGMC serves over 18 counties in a population area of more than 1.5 million, and provides care to over 580,000 patients per year.
  • Medical Library available to residents and faculty with study areas, computer workspace and resources available 24/7.
  • Resident work areas with computer access work stations 24/7 available in the North Patient Tower and the Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Clinic.
  • Simulation laboratory available 24/7 in GME area.