Would you knowingly allow a 1st year resident to treat you in a hospital?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. Qaodust profile image83
    Qaodustposted 6 years ago

    Would you knowingly allow a 1st year resident to treat you in a hospital?

    In teaching centers, it's common practice for 1st year residents to take call on floor patients. Knowing that they are fresh out of school with minimal real world experience, would you be ok with them writing orders for you?

  2. Author Cheryl profile image87
    Author Cherylposted 6 years ago

    Yes because they are under the supervision of a house doctor.  They are not just thrown out there with no one behind them.  Everyone has to learn and I would hope that more people would see that these people are being supervised at all times and have to report their findings before they can just write an order.

  3. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 6 years ago

    It would depend on my afflicition.........


    If I have a toothache................I just want to stop the hurting.


    If I have a brain tumor, I want the very best, most highly skilled.



    Antibiotics vs brain surgery......................

  4. grinnin1 profile image81
    grinnin1posted 6 years ago

    It would depend  on what they were treating me for. But I have to say, I wouldn't necessarily trust an experienced doctor any more than a resident. I've seen enough of them in action who were so arrogant, narrow minded and uncaring in their diagnoses and treatment of patients that I think it absolutely is a case by case thing. No matter what, I don't think it ever hurts to get a second opinion.

  5. athena2011 profile image54
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    It would depend on what I was in the hospital for. Being fresh out of school they should have the latest knowledge and I would assume that they are still being supervised by a doctor with experience I think I'd be okay with it in most circumstances.

  6. awordlover profile image84
    awordloverposted 6 years ago

    Having been a first year resident once upon a time, your question attracted me. The keywords in your question are "teaching centers".  It is assumed (and patients sign paperwork to this effect before treatment/admission to facility) that you will be seen and treated by student physicians as well as student nurses. Teaching hospitals teach and although mistakes can be made, in every hospital I ever worked in, interns, residents, student nurses, etc always had someone looking over their shoulder and signing off on their paperwork.  And yes, they do read before they sign because it is their license on the line.

    First year residents go through a rigorous schedule, rotating from hospital department to department, constantly in training until they get their M.D. A first year resident in medicine and a first year resident in surgery are two different caliber of physicians. And yes, they are physicians, they are addressed as "Doctor". A first year surgery resident has more required prerequisites than a first year medical resident, but that does not negate their experience or their treatment of patients.

    I was 29 years old and looked 15, so a few patients doubted my abilities and knowledge. I have suggested orders for patients that I thought were appropriate and have had an attending disagree with me. On the other hand, I have suggested orders which were well received. You can't judge all first year residents by the same yardstick.

    A patient is always in control. By that I mean, a patient can refuse treatment by any professional because it is their right to do so. They would do well to exercise that right if they feel the least bit of doubt about the person who is treating them. Thank you for posing your question.

  7. Triimarc profile image59
    Triimarcposted 6 years ago

    A first, second, third or subsequent year resident has yet to be 'Board Certified' in the particular specialty which may be handling whatever malady which may have afflicted you.  As such they are participating members of the team of physicians in training who are collectively responsible for your diagnosis, care, and treatment which is supervised by the "attending" physician/surgeon. 

    There is never a question regarding the hierarchy, as this is a subject repetitively emphasized on a daily basis during residency.  The attending physician utilizes residents as an extension of his/her reach in the care of patients admitted to his/her particular service.

    While there may be errors in evaluating data or clinical impression these are corrected by the more senior resident or attending physician during daily patient "rounds" which may take place in the patient's presence or elsewhere, but it is daily, and it is patient-specific.

    One will only find residents in teaching hospitals and very infrequently in community hospitals.  Community hospitals are staffed primarily by residency trained and board-certified physicians who have passed the hospital's credentialing process and given privileges to practice there.  Consequently, it is unlikely you will find, or be treated by a resident.

    The only caveat I would offer is that if you or your primary care doctor believes you have a straight-forward medical or surgical issue then don't go to a teaching hospital, go to a good community hospital where common things happen commonly and are treated efficiently. 

    Conversely, if you happen to have symptoms that baffle your primary care doctor and he or she doesn't recommend evaluation at a teaching hospital then find one.  The more minds considering your dilemma the better.  Dercum's disease is best treated at a teaching hospital while appendicitis has a better outcome at a community hospital.

    Keep in mind that the best diagnostician started out as a resident.

  8. nicolestrovich548 profile image60
    nicolestrovich548posted 5 years ago

    Yup, they are not going to be their and practice if they are not qualified. To know more about medical coding training, visit this site: http://bestmedicalcoding.com/

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)