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The in-patient medicine service consists of a team of two PGY-1 Residents and one Senior Resident caring for up to 14 patients under the supervision of a Pulmonology/Critical Care Attending. (We frequently have USF medical students rotating on our service as well). Each morning we pre-round on our assigned patients, then attend Morning Report at 8am, at which a teaching case is presented and the admissions from the previous night are discussed. Next we round as a team. At the bedside, the resident presents their patient to the Attending and while we review the electronic health record for pertinent labs or images. Then team sees the patient, and as a team we create our plan of care. This is very much a group effort; our Attendings allow us to make our own decisions as long as we first do no harm! After rounds we attend noon conference, then return to the hospital. Our afternoons are spent following up on the patients, their labs, imaging, tests and consults.  The afternoons are also spent discharging patients, admitting new patients, and teaching.  One afternoon per week, the Residents are excused from inpatient medicine responsibilities so that they can attend to their continuity patients in clinic.