America’s Best Hospitals – Learn From Them

OK. Normally, I probably wouldn’t highlight a hospital ranking article for new interns and residents, but this one is very well done. It is a great article to learn from. US News and World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals covers ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) protocols, bedside manner, handoffs and signout, turf battles between specialties, getting feedback from patients, and more. Although it is written as if you know very little about medicine and surgery, there are some great lessons and perspective changers for med students, interns, and residents.