What does the team manage the ward round?
Although your presence on the round may seem optional; your attendance is noticed. Turning up on time, contributing where you can and paying attention, even when conversations are not directed at you, are all important parts of professional behaviour. If the team feels you are engaged they will invest more in your learning.
Here is an example of agenda setting.
What roles do different team members have?
Roles you may discuss with the team about taking
The team will teach you when they can, but you need to take charge of your own learning.
Use each case to focus your own learning.
Share what you have learnt with your peers.
Observe and actively reflect on clinical encounters and interactions. Choose one or two things to focus on each round.
The child and the family
The parallel chart (MD course handbook)
Ward rounds and patient encounters end in different ways depending on work load and time.
Things to consider:
Here is an example of the team closing the learning from the round.
The ward round is not everything.
Nothing replaces the understanding you get from clerking patients yourself.