Your inpatient experience with the UICOMP Internal Medicine program is through OSF St Francis and the University Hospitalist And Teaching Service (UHATS). Patients at St Francis are admitted between two groups, the UHATS and the Adult Hospitalist Service (AHS), an attending-only service. UHATS has 5 teams covering 3 buildings. Each team is composed of 2 interns, 1 senior resident, and 1 attending; and are in charge of the care of a maximum of 15 patients. Additionally, our association with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria allows opportunities to work frequently with medical students.
A typical day on the UHATs service begins by 7am, with rounds at 9am. 11:30-1pm is dedicated educational time with Morning Report followed by Noon conference. Sign out to the call team occurs at 4:30pm, the call teams sign out to the Night Float team at 7pm. Admission are shared throughout the day with all teams, based on zones and anticipated patient bed placement. Call teams take admissions from 4:30-7pm. Residents have 1 month per year dedicated to the Night Float rotation, which covers the UHATS service from 7pm to 7am, 5 nights a week.
Your MICU experience at UICOMP provides exemplary training to manage any critical care situation. Intern year, you will have 1 month of day MICU and 1 month as the night MICU intern. The MICU is staffed by an in-house Attending between 7am-7pm, and an eICU (tele ICU) Attending from 7pm-7am to provide assistance and appropriate supervision. We are welcoming the first class of Pulmonary Critical Care fellows starting in 2017 as an additional fellowship option.