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Inpatient Pediatrics

Our in-patient pediatrics training is completed at Mease Countryside Hospital, a local affiliate hospital within the Morton Plant Mease - Baycare Health System.  During this PGY-1 rotation, we work alongside the Pediatric Hospitalist and Pediatric Specialists. There is only one Resident on this rotation at any given time, so it creates another excellent opportunity for individualized teaching and learning.  There are no opposing Pediatric Residents rotating through this hospital. The structure is very similar to our adult medicine rotation, with a typical day consisting of pre-rounding alone, then presenting your patients to the Attending.  A plan is then discussed and implemented.  Afterwards, similar to our adult medicine rotation, the remainder of the day is spent following up on the patients, their labs, imaging and consults; as well as completing admissions and discharges. One afternoon per week, the residents are excused from inpatient medicine responsibilities so that they can attend to their continuity patients in clinic. It is a busy rotation, but the teaching is excellent; at the end of your block, you will feel very comfortable admitting and caring for a pediatric patient.