Welcome to your upcoming month at Naval Medical Center San Diego! You will have a very busy month, working up to 80 hrs per week. Call schedules are available on-line; please contact our chief resident or your colleagues for the URL and password. By now, you may have met with your program director to go over the rotation expectations. If not, please contact him/ her to set up this meeting. Also, prior to your first day, please go to the following website: http://iase.disa.mil/eta/iaav9/index.htm and complete the DOD IA Awareness training. You may have already done this previously. Please complete this if not already done and bring your certificate with you on the first day. You will not be able to gain computer access without it.
You will be given a “blue book” guide to the ward on your first day (an electronic version is also available from our chief resident). It contains a lot of the same information that you may have already received in the curriculum for this rotation, however in addition to the curriculum, it also contains information on normal vital signs for children, commonly used medications and common pathways for diagnoses you may see while at our facility. Rotators from Scripps Mercy should be sure to check your New Innovations website for a list of goals/objectives. Please review the following link prior to your first day:
Driving and parking instructions can be found at the following link: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/VisitorInfo/Pages/drivingdirections.aspx. If you need further information, please contact our chief resident.
Prior to arriving on your first day, you should receive signout on your patients if you are replacing another intern from your program. On your first day, please arrive at the hospital at 0600 to give yourself enough time to get to know your patients. Please park in the one of the visitor lots on the map (see link above). Let the gate guards know you are a visitor to the hospital. You will need your NMCSD hospital badge to get through the gate, as well as your driver's license.
After your arrival to the ward, please spend some time with your fellow interns and senior resident getting to know your patients. You will NOT be expected to formally round and write notes on your first day. At 0730 the team will head to our academic conference, which you will be excused from to obtain your network/computer access:
Congrats, you have finished your check-in! You may now head back to your workspace (Building 1, 2nd floor)
Our chief resident has an open door policy and is always available for any questions or concerns you may have. She has an office in the general pediatric clinic area and is also in attendance at every academic conference. Again, welcome to NMCSD!