The M3 Internal Medicine Clerkship is one of the core components of the third-year medical education program. It enables medical students to 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 is assigned to a medical teaching service team for each week of the clerkship, which is composed of five weeks on the daytime medical teaching service and one week on the night medicine service. The medical teaching service team is comprised of one teaching attending, a senior PGY-2/-3 resident, an intern, two third-year medical students, and possibly one fourth-year sub-intern. 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 formulate a differential diagnosis and diagnostic and management plan.