The Sub-Intern Resident Service (SIRS) is a dedicated resident-sub-intern
rotation on a general medical floor. This is a highly rewarding rotation
for both residents and students. Residents have the opportunity to build
upon their teaching skills while working closely with the supervising
attending and the sub-interns.
The rotation consists of three teams of one resident and one to two medical
students, geographically based on one of our floors. Each team admits to
their geographic pod during the day until 4 pm, at which time Twilight
starts admitting for the general medicine ward services. . The sub-interns
truly feel like interns as they perform initial assessments, write all
orders, respond to all pages, and prepare all discharge paperwork. The
residents supervise closely while teaching the students basic concepts
important to inpatient care. The rotation includes dedicated teaching
conferences through the weeks, regular attending rounds, and geographic
distribution of the patients. Sub-interns spend 2-3 weeks working with the
day team and 1-2 weeks on Twilight.
The Resident-Attending Service (RAS) is a dedicated one resident to one
attending service, caring for general medical patients located off the
geographic floors for the FIRM and SIRS teams. This rotation is a unique
experience, affording the resident an opportunity to function autonomously
and work directly with a supervising attending.