Day in the Life at AFCH!
As told by Dr. Sam Williams Al-Kharusy, former Pediatric Resident & Chief Resident
0555: Good morning AFCH! Contributing to a long legacy of caring for children from all over the world, right here in Madison 🌎
0600: Morning hand off from night team to day team! Ready to dig into the data (and some coffee ☕)
0700: Sun rises over the hospital as we start checking in with nursing and our kiddos 🌞
0800: Morning report! This morning’s topic is evidence based medicine, followed by cases.
0915: After morning report, we head out on our multi-disc, family centered rounds. Where our patients and their families are the stars of the show! 🌟
1015: Mid-rounds we drop everything because someone special is going home after his very last chemotherapy admission 🎉 Huge celebration with nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, physical therapists, child life specialists, residents, fellows, and attendings (complete with streamers, bubbles, and silly string).
1045: Picking back up on P7 to finish up rounds! Calling the team to assemble.
1200: Lunch! We don’t always eat cookies for lunch, but when we do, they’re shaped like hearts and scrubs. Extra thanks to the parents who brought these today for the team.
1230: Sighted in the lounge after fueling up. Enough said! ✨
1300: After wrapping up orders, we sit down for a resident-led chalk talk on some newborn pearls. Who doesn’t love a fresh dry-erase board?
(Clearly I do.)
1530: In the afternoon, we take care of new admissions! Our medical student staffs an admission with our attending, with lots of teaching points along the way. 📝
1600: Time to check in with our incredible nurses to make sure that everyone is tucked in for the night team.
And have some fun 🙃
1645: Printing lists for the night team then heading to handoff to wrap up the day. Back to where we started!
1725: Ready to head out into the evening. Goodnight Bucky Badger!
1730: Until tomorrow AFCH!
1745: Heading to Blue Moon across the street with our outstanding team (med student, PGY-1, and PGY-2). Cheers to our program and to Madison!
1800: Grateful to wrap up the day with a jog to Picnic Point. How lucky are we to have lakeside trails a short walk from hospital doors?