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Current Chief Resident Roles:

  • MCV Chief: Grant Farr
  • Teaching Chief: Chris Achilli
  • VA Chief:  Raquel Appa Falcao
  • Ambulatory Chief: Krista Edelman
  • QI Chief: Ryan Vega
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Conference Schedule

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
7:30 AM
Ambulatory
Morning Report
(Journal Club)
Ambulatory
Morning Report

 Ambulatory
Morning Report

 
8:00 AM  
VA
Grand Rounds
11:00 AM
Inpatient
Morning Report
 
Inpatient
(Journal Club)
Morning Report
Inpatient
Morning Report
Inpatient
Morning Report
12:00 PM
MCV
Intern Report
 
VA
Intern Report
MCV
Grand Rounds
 
3:00 PM  
Tuesday Core
Conference
     
4:00 PM  
Tuesday Core
Conference
     
5:00 PM  
Tuesday Core
Conference
     

Locations

  • VA Ambulatory Morning Report
    • Mondays: 5B-176 (telecast from MCV) 
    • Wednesday & Thursdays: Across red clinic room 1B-219
  • MCV Ambulatory Morning Report
    • Mondays: Ambulatory Journal Club - Sanger 1-038 
    • Wednesday & Thursdays: 2nd floor ACC resident clinic room
  • VA Inpatient Morning Report is held in the medicine conference room on the 4th floor. 
  • MCV Inpatient Morning Report is held in N9. 
  • MCV Interns Conference
    • Mondays West 6 Conference Room 
  • VA Interns Conference
    • Wednesdays: Medicine conference room on the 4th floor. 
  • Tuesday Core Conferences
    • Intern Summer Series located in Sanger 1-044, telecast to VA 
    • PGY-2 Summer Series (Code Series) will be in MMEC 9 SIM CENTER 
    • PGY-3 Summer Series will be in North 9 
    • 5-6 pm meeting for all residents in Sanger 1-044, telecast to VA

Conference Attendance Requirements

  • Housestaff are expected to attend 100% of conferences for which they are available. Absences will be excused for vacation, night float duty, days off, personal or family illness or emergency, needing to provide care to one patient who requires your personal attention and other rare exceptions. Residents can determine which conferences they are expected to attend by referencing this document: Conference Attendance Requirements by Rotation (updated July 2014)
  • In order to be excused from a conference at which attendance is expected, you must submit a request via the online form here: https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=wiFJx2. Please follow the instructions carefully and submit your excuse request within 24 hours of a missed conference.

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Virtual Pagers

Chiefs

  • MCV Day Chief (7am-7pm) 1719
  • VA Day Chief (7am-7pm) 1726
  • Chief On Call Pager (Covered 24hours, 7days/wk) 1709

Inpatient Team Residents

  • MCV: 9124, 9125, 9135, 9145, 9185
  • VA: 9183, 9184, 9186, 9187

In House Intensivist

  • Pager: 9000

Night Float Days Off:

  • Night Float Coverage (pdf)
  • MCV Residents start rotation on Saturday night and MCV Intern starts rotation on Tuesday bight
  • MCV Resident 1, covering teams Heme/Onc, 1,2: Off Tuesday night and Wednesday night
  • MCV Resident 2, covering GI, Team 3,4, 5: Off Tuesday night and Wednesday night
  • MCV intern 1: covering teams 1-2: Off Sunday night and Monday night
  • MCV intern 2: Covering teams 3-4: Off Sunday night and Monday night
  • MCV Intern 3: Covering GI/team 5: Off Sunday night and Monday night
  • MCV Intern 4: Covering Heme/Onc: Off Sunday night and Monday night
  • VA general wards Intern 1, 2 and VA Resident: Covering teams 1-4
  • VA night float: Resident off Tue, Wednesday; Interns off Sunday, Monday
    VA acute care: Covering acute care, Off Friday night and Saturday night

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Social Happenings

If interested in joining, please contact Leah Couture

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Miscellaneous

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Resident Steering Committee

The Resident Steering Committee meets on a regular basis to discuss important issues affecting the housestaff.  These guys are your representatives in the program.  Please contact them if you have an issue that you would like the committee to discuss. Also, everyone is welcome to attend Steering Committee meetings.

Steering Committee Members

Interns: PGY2s: PGY3s: EM-IM Med-Peds:
Monika Kumar
Arehzo Jahangiri
David Chuquin
Michael L'Heureux
Jes Hupe
Alexis Taylor
David Jessee
Liz Sonntag
Josna Harithra
Nate Warner
Pete Meliagros
Becky Miller
Casey Wehunt
Ankit Patel

Zach Hoffman Christen Vagts

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