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Inpatient Medicine

Abington's general medicine service provides the basis for inpatient teaching and experience. A broad spectrum of disease is seen in our patients. Care is provided by teams consisting of an attending physician, one upper year medical resident, one intern, and medical or physician assistant students. The one-to-one ratio of senior resident to intern is a unique feature of Abington's internal medicine residency. All patient management is provided by the house staff on these teaching services. The teaching service is arranged to provide each intern on the general medicine service with eight to twelve patients. Teaching attendings round with the inpatient team daily and are actively involved in the team-based approach to patient care. Dedicated teaching time is set aside daily for an hour and a half to have a bedside evaluation and case discussion. Admissions are typically daily to every other day (team dependent) with a maximum of five new admissions per twenty four hours. A non-teaching service is available for overflow patients.