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.
Simulation Center Training
Hands-on procedure experience in a no-risk environment!
With around 50 different task-oriented simulation manikins and/or computers available, opportunities abound to obtain practical, hands-on training for a variety of different procedures. Our third year student SIM Center experience currently includes phlebotomy, code orientation, and lumbar puncture under ultrasound guidance while our fourth years practice knee arthrocentesis and shoulder injections.
Students are required to review the educational goals, reference articles, and demonstration videos provided prior to the experience.
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