Attending on Medicine “Firms”
Medicine residents rotate through several months of general inpatient medicine each year, along with medical students on third- and fourth-year clerkships. Each team consists of an attending physician, a second- or third-year medicine resident, two interns, and medical students.
The attending physician plays a supervisory role and provides didactic sessions and bedside teaching throughout the week. Hospital Medicine attendings are able to provide a unique perspective, as the majority of their clinical time is spent engaged in direct inpatient care.