The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a 12-week rotation consisting of experiences in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Students will encounter a full range of experiences to include, preventative care, acute and chronic illness and palliative/end of life care for the adult patient. While on the inpatient ward services, students will have the opportunity to work as part of the primary team while coordinating with subspecialist and interdisciplinary allied health professionals. While on the outpatient team, students will be part of primary care which focuses on prevention and chronic illness management, and be exposed to subspecialty clinics and a hospice experience.
Students will spend their time in three four-week sub-blocks, two inpatient and one outpatient. For Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP) students, the Clerkship will include one six-week inpatient block and one six-week block in the rural health setting.
The focus of this experience will be on developing an ample understanding of applied basic and clinical science. Syllabus (PDF).