North Memorial Second-Year Rotations

Second-year residents become more involved with the care of patients from Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. Each second-year resident is in clinic three half-days per week.

Cardiology

Cardiology

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Residents work one-on-one with cardiologists, learning management of common cardiac problems and invasive monitoring, gaining experience placing central lines, and performing stress tests.

Chemical dependency

Chemical dependency

Two weeks, no vacation

Experience with outpatients and inpatients at University of Minnesota Medical Center on the West Bank. Resident participates in group and family sessions and attends lectures to learn about evaluation and treatment, after care, effects on families, and how and when to prescribe mood-altering substances to chemically dependent persons.

Community health

Community health

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Our unique community health curriculum enables residents to work together on a community health project longitudinally throughout their second year of residency.

Family medicine service

Family medicine service

Eight weeks, no vacation

Our own inpatient service is run by the residents and family medicine faculty. We manage all medical/surgical admissions, including all varieties of medical problems.

Residents work as daytime members of the family medicine service from 8 am to 5 pm and one evening per week. During the evening and overnight hours, the resident is responsible for covering inpatients on our service, admitting Broadway patients, and patient phone calls.

Intensive care unit

Intensive care unit

Four weeks, vacation allowed

Gain experience with stabilization and management of acutely ill patients. Teaching is done by nephrologists, pulmonologists, intensivists, internists, trauma surgeons, nurses, nutritionists, and clergy. Residents also learn ventilator management and how to insert chest tubes, central venous lines, and pulmonary artery catheters.

Nephrology

Nephrology

Two weeks, vacation allowed

Residents work with nephrologists performing inpatient consults and managing ICU patients. They also spend time in a nephrology clinic learning to manage chronic renal failure, resistant hypertension, and other renal disease.

Night float

Night float

Three weeks, one week at a time, no vacation

Three times during the second year, residents will spend one week covering Broadway patients on medicine and OB as the night float resident. This shift is from 9 pm to 7 am.

Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Four weeks, no vacation

A continuation of the learning experience that began in the first year. Opportunities exist for teaching medical students, attending weekday conferences with the perinatologists and OB/GYNs, and managing obstetrical patients. Night work is included.

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Four weeks, no vacation

The rotation at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota teaches management of a variety of general pediatric inpatient and emergency room problems. Second-year residents also take on more supervisory responsibilities.

Pediatrics emergency medicine

Pediatrics emergency medicine

Four weeks, no vacation

A supplement to our ER rotations at North Memorial Hospital. This rotation is designed to give residents more experience assessing, diagnosing, and treating acute "bread and butter" pediatric illness and injury in the high volume suburban ER at Maple Grove Hospital.

Renal

Renal

Two weeks, vacation allowed

Residents will gain an understanding of the kidney and associated diseases, including acid-base and electrolyte management and conditions that are frequently present in a general family medicine practice and may be further referred to the nephrologist.