FAQs for Internal Medicine Residents 2014-2015

Attire
ATM Machines
Cafeterias
Call Rooms
Check Cashing
Conferences
Evaluations
Holidays
Works Hours
Rotation Hours Library Meals
Page Operators
Pagers
Lounge
Parking
Paychecks
Policies
Restricted Access
Subspecialty Rotations
USMLE Step III
Vacation

ATM Machines

Main Lobby near gift shop
In The Link near the Wall Street Deli, Bank of America

Cafeterias and Eating Establishments

Café Presby

Main Building - 1st Floor

Breakfast: 6:00 am - 10:00 am, M-F
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, M-F
Closed on Saturday-Sunday

Subway

Main Building- 1st Floor (Inside Cafe Presby)

Breakfast: 6:30 am – 10:00 am, M-F
7:00 am - 10:00 am, Saturday-Sunday

Lunch/Dinner 11:00 am-11:00 pm M-F
11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday

Au Bon Pain Café & Bakery

Main Building - 1st Floor Lobby

6:30 am - 1:00 am, M-F
6:30 am - 1:00 am, Saturday-Sunday

Jackson Building - Ground Floor

6:30 am - 8:30 pm, M-F
6:30 am - 8:30 pm, Saturday-Sunday


The Loft

Hamon Building - 1st Floor (Across from Employee Elevators)

Open 24/7

 

 
French Garden Café
Perot Building - 1st Floor

7:00 am – 7:00 pm, M-F
8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday
Closed on Sunday
Prof. Bldg. Café Caeli
The Link - 1st Floor (Between Prof. Bldg. 1 / 2 and Prof. Bldg. 3)

7:00 am – 3:30 pm, M-T
7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Friday
Closed on Saturday-Sunday

Call Rooms

Call Rooms are located in the Main Building on the 10th floor.  Suites B and C are Intern rooms and Suite D is the resident room. Night Float room is located on Main 8 East. All suites have microwaves, refrigerators, telephones, computers, queen beds, recliners, televisions and private bathrooms.  See the GME office for combinations to each room.

Check Cashing Services

The THR Credit Union will cash personal checks up to $50 for your convenience.  Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.and Closed on Thursday.
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Conferences

Attendance at the Teaching Conferences is required. An attendance rate of greater than 70% is required for graduation. To receive credit for attendance you must personally sign the sign-in roster. If you forget to sign-in, you may contact either Christina Martinez or Sherie Strang in the Internal Medicine Office by 5 pm of the day of the conference and inform them of your attendance. Otherwise, you will be counted as ""Not in attendance" for that conferance.

Dress Code

Dress the way your mother expects her doctor to dress.
Scrubs are appropriate for call days.
Casual dress is appropriate on weekends, but you must wear your white coat.
Sweats, t-shirts, and jeans are never appropriate.
Each employee is expected to present a professional and business-like image and to wear his/her ID badge.  Employees’ clothing and shoes should be clean, properly fitted and appropriate to the work situation.  Tight-fitting, suggestive, see-through attire, jeans, jogging suits, sandals, and t-shirts are not permitted.  Employees must practice good hygiene, including clean, neatly trimmed nails of appropriate length, and clean, neatly arranged and naturally colored hair.  Jewelry should be worn in moderation and may not be worn in any visible places on the body that have been pierced except the ears.
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Evaluations

Resident evaluations are completed online at MyEvaluation.com.
Each month you will be responsible for evaluating the faculty you work with and the attending will be evaluating you.
It is your responsibility to make sure the attending completes your evaluation and reviews it with you. You are required to sign it.
If there is a problem with the attending completing the form on time, let the GME office know.
On ward rotations, you must complete evaluations on your resident/intern(s).

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Holidays: Recognized PHD Holidays:

January 1

New Years Day

Last Monday in May

Memorial Day

July 4th

Independence Day

First Monday in September 

Labor Day

4th Thursday in November

Thanksgiving

December 25th

Christmas
 
  • If the holiday falls on a Saturday, Friday is the recognized holiday
 
  • If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday is the recognized holiday

Hours of Work

When you are on Wards:

8 am to 5 pm when not on call.
8 am to 10 pm for interns when on call and 8 am to 8 am for residents when on call
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Subspecialty Rotations:

Hours vary by rotation.
Some require 2 weekends per month.
Some are Monday through Friday, no weekends.
Unless you have requested vacation, you are expected to be at work.
If your attending is out for a few days, this does not mean you are on vacation.  You can work with another attending, spend time reading or studying in the library, prepare for journal club, begin work on your resident talk, or read up on patients.

Library

The Medical Library, or Green Learning Center is on the Lower Level of the Fogelson Building.
Library Staff are available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Access is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.
After hours, punch the button at the door and Security will release the lock.
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Meal Allowance

You are given $950 per academic year.
This money is placed on your badge and can be used throughout the academic year.
Once the funds are depleted, they will NOT be replenished until the next academic year, if continuing in the program.
This money can be used in the Main Cafeteria.

Page Operator

The extension to reach the page operator is x8480.
They will not screen your pages.
Always check out to the page operator when leaving. There is an automated check out system available. Please contact Jason Sutton for details.
Remind them when you will be on vacation.

Pagers

You will be issued a pager through the Internal Medicine office.
You are responsible for keeping it in your possession for the entire duration of your tenure at Presbyterian.
Lost Pagers must be reported to the GME office and paid for by payroll deduction from your paycheck.
The Internal Medicine office has batteries and spare pagers for a day, in the event that you leave yours at home.
You must notify the GME office of damaged pagers as well.
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Parking

You are given access to Lots # 6, # 7 (levels 3 and above), # 8, # 11, and PB 4 (non-reserved spaces).
If you park in visitor lots in which you are required to pay, you may receive a ticket.
If you receive a ticket, it will be your responsibility to pay for it.

Paychecks

Paychecks are direct depost to your accounty every other Friday.
If you need a copy of your direct deposit, you will need to access through MyTHR.org
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Policies and Procedures

All hospital and GME policies are available in the GME office, Internal Medicine office, and on the website for your review at any time.
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Resident Lounge

The Resident Lounge is located in the Main Building on the 10th floor.  There are 12 study cubicles with a computer in each.  Two residents will be assigned to each cubicle.

Restricted Access Areas

Your ID Badge will allow you access to the following restricted areas:
Emergency Department
Medical Records Charting Room
Professional Building Hallway
Green Learning Center
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Subspecialty Rotation

You must call the Section Chief to arrange rotation and an attending, preferably 15 days in advance.
Don’t wait until the day before your rotation begins to call the attending.
As a courtesy, remind the attending if you had previously scheduled vacation for the first week of the rotation.
Notify the GME office which attending you are working with during the month.
No more than 5 days may be missed on a rotation for ANY reason.
If more than 5 days are missed, this time must be made up before you will receive credit for the rotation.

USMLE Step III

The exam must be taken on a non-ward month.
There is a Notary Public in the GME office to complete the information.
The test day is not counted as vacation time; however, only a total of 5 days may be taken off per rotation (i.e. 2 days USMLE, 3 days vacation).
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Vacation

Vacation request forms are located in the Internal Medicine office and on the website.
A vacation form must be completed at least one month (30 days) in advance of the time being requested.
Categoricals must notify the clinic 30 days before the vacation time and obtain the clinic secretary's signature on the vacation request form.
If you are taking the first week of a rotation, REMIND the attending just prior to your vacation.
No vacation can be taken on Ward months.
No more than 5 days of vacation be taken per month unless otherwise approved.