Inpatient Rotations

Scripps Mercy Family Medicine Residency Inpatient Rotations

The inpatient family medicine service at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista is busy and provides excellent clinical learning opportunities.

Clinical experiences are enhanced with structured teaching activities that include daily rounds with the attending physician and lunchtime inpatient conferences that broaden the educational experience in specialty topics, such as cardiology, surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics. Structured radiology teaching includes weekly rounds with the radiologist. In addition a clinical pharmacist joins the teaching rounds once a week.

The program’s busy obstetrics service is run by the residents and is staffed by the family medicine attendings. Residents also work with obstetricians staffed by San Ysidro Health Centers and private attendings to care for the patients. This includes daily rounding on postpartum mothers and infants, triaging pregnant patients, admitting, delivering, including instrument-assisted deliveries, peripartum procedures and first-assist on surgical caesareans.

The residents also rotate at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, located near the heart of downtown San Diego. This gives interns an opportunity to help a different patient population while working alongside internal medicine teams within our sister residency program.

Family medicine residents rotate with Rady’s Children’s Hospital with its inpatient pediatrics teams, with visiting residents from UCSD, Scripps Mercy, and Naval Medical Center. Rady’s catchment area includes all of San Diego, Mexico, Orange County, southern Texas, Nevada and Arizona, which provides for a large number of patients and pathologies.