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.ScheduleGoals & Objectives
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 serves as a regional tertiary referral center with level II trauma designation, serving over 1,400 trauma patients per year.
Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties.
- 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.