A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Laura Hill, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Clinic Week 7AM brings a ringing alarm and exciting realization – it’s clinic week (better known as Y-week). After four weeks of wearing green scrubs on inpatient, the decision […]

A day in the life of a PGY-3 – Desmond Barber, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. I typically arrive to the hospital between 6 and 6:15 am. While sign-out is not until 7, I enjoy the extra time alone in the morning to sip coffee, […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Ahmed Abdelhamid, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Each day at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has a different flavor, rhythm, and pace that offers its unique learning opportunity. While slower-paced days offer time for ‘chalk-talks’ […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Mackenzie Hines, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Every five weeks, we have our Y-week, which consists of five half-days of our continuity clinic, two half-days of subspecialty clinics, one half-day of education, one half-day for quality […]

A day in the life of an intern – Reed Johnson, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. Inpatient Cardiology Teaching Service – November 9, 2020 5:30 – Morning. My alarm goes off. I’ll admit most days I hit the snooze button for 10 extra minutes […]

A day in the life of an intern – Mahak Saad, MD

We asked a number of our residents to describe what a typical day looks like. We are grateful to share their stories in this series of diaries. As the trees start to change colors in the fall, I reflect on how far I have come in just a few months of internal medicine residency. As […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Jason Cascio, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Jason Cascio. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Inpatient shifts begin at 7am, and I live close enough to the hospital that I […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Benjamin Chen, MD, MPH

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  Intern year has been my year of sunrises. One […]

A day in the life of a PGY-2 – Austin Greco, MD

We asked residents in each class to provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Below is an entry from second-year resident Dr. Austin Greco. We are grateful to all the residents who have participated in this series. Fortunately, we aren’t surgeons; my alarm goes off at a respectable yet reasonable 6 AM. […]

A day in the life of an Intern – Yana Zemkova, MD

Last year, we asked two interns in the Internal Medicine Residency Program to each provide an account of what a typical day looks like. Over the next couple weeks, we will post diaries from second- and third-year residents as well. We are grateful for their participation.  As the month of April comes to a close, […]