Since he became the chief resident of Internal Medicine for Duke University Hospital, Krish Patel, MD, has learned first-hand the many logistical details in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
“There’s a part of my role that ends up being scheduling and maintenance of schedules for the various services in the hospital,” Dr. Patel said. “Much of that is troubleshooting the small things that could make the educational experience on those services better.”
While Patel and his team keep all the different parts of the program at Duke University Hospital moving, he also is responsible for weekly Chair’s conferences, Resident Report sessions that residents on the General Medicine service attend four days a week, and a similar didactic small group session for interns that meets once a week. These sessions are teaching opportunities and chances for Patel to see what parts of the program need improvement.