During this eight-week clerkship students will be assigned inpatient teams including general medical, pulmonary and cardiology teaching services. The internal medicine third year clerkship offers a variety of instructional opportunities including direct inpatient and ambulatory patient care, informative conferences, patient bedside rounds, and hands-on procedure experience available through our Simulation Center experience, Thyroid Ultrasound conference, and exciting procedure rounds.
The focus of this clerkship is to provide the student with opportunities to:
- develop clinical skills (including medical interviewing, physical examination, data interpretation, medical decision-making, and case presentation);
- learn to document in the medical record in an organized and accurate manner (including histories and physicals, progress notes, admission orders, and discharge orders);
- understand, diagnose and manage a core set of illnesses encountered in the care of adult and geriatric patients from a variety of cultures;
- learn to apply principles of nutrition and preventative care for hospitalized patients;
- interact effectively with a team using communication and coordination of care;
- observe and apply ethical principles;
- learn basic procedures
- understand the differences between inpatient and outpatient medical care.
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