Grand rounds, usually referred to as rounds are a teaching technique in medical education that involves having a physician take a group of students, interns and residents around the hospital to check on patients. In modern practice, medical students and interns rarely if ever interact with live patients, but residents are expected to check in with patients with their supervising attending on a daily basis. There are generally also longer rounds that take place on a weekly basis. As a rule, the patient will answer questions posed by the students, and the supervising physician will compare the student's responses to the patient's actual condition and check up on their progress.
Some hospitals now broadcast their rounds, even to physicians outside the hospital.