3rd Year Clinical Clerkship Overview

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 careinformative conferencespatient bedside rounds, and hands-on procedure experience available through our Simulation Center experienceThyroid Ultrasound conference, and exciting procedure rounds. 

Clerkship Objectives

The focus of this clerkship is to provide the student with opportunities to:

  1. develop clinical skills (including medical interviewing, physical examination, data interpretation, medical decision-making, and case presentation);
  2. learn to document in the medical record in an organized and accurate manner (including histories and physicals, progress notes, admission orders, and discharge orders);
  3. understand, diagnose and manage a core set of illnesses encountered in the care of adult and geriatric patients from a variety of cultures;
  4. learn to apply principles of nutrition and preventative care for hospitalized patients;
  5. interact effectively with a team using communication and coordination of care;
  6. observe and apply ethical principles;
  7. learn basic procedures
  8. understand the differences between inpatient and outpatient medical care.


Calendars and Schedules