The Internal Medicine Clerkship is one of the core components of the third year of the medical curriculum. Medical students will develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide compassionate, comprehensive, and evidence-based care for patients presenting with various acute and chronic disease processes with a focus on meeting the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of a diverse patient population.
Each student will be assigned to a medical teaching service team for the duration of the clerkship. The medical teaching service team will be comprised of one teaching attending, a senior PGY-2/-3 resident, an intern, two third-year medical students, and possibly one fourth-year subintern. The student is expected to be an active participant in all clinical and educational activities. These activities include, but are not limited to:
Students are expected to be able to take a goal-directed medical interview, perform a hypothesis-driven physical examination, and develop and utilize clinical reasoning skills to develop a differential diagnosis and diagnostic and management plan. Students are also expected to possess professional attitudes and deportment appropriate to their role in the clinical setting.