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Elective Rotation: Natividad Inpatient Medicine

Contact: Tierney Allen

Location: Natividad Medical Center - Salinas, CA

Natividad Medical Center in Salinas has several inpatient services staffed by residents, and one service that is currently only staffed by hospitalists. I did an elective 2 week away rotation working one-on-one with the hospitalists (both family medicine and internal medicine) who staff that service. I saw approx 10 patients per day and functioned as an independent hospitalist as much as possible doing admits, discharges, procedures. They have a closed ICU and the acuity is overall lower than our inpatient service. They see many incarcerated patients due to the number of surrounding jails and prisons.
The residents and staff were very welcoming and I was invited, but not required, to come to any of the resident morning reports, didactics etc.
A good elective for anyone who wants to try out what it would be like to be a hospitalist after graduation!

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