Internal Medicine Clerkship
The primary objective of the Internal Medicine Clerkship is to provide students with an intensive exposure to the practice of internal medicine in the inpatient setting. During the clerkship, students complete two one-month rotations on an inpatient general medicine ward service. Students receive teaching daily within the context of patient care and with emphasis on bedside teaching to facilitate learning while performing patient care.
The Internal Medicine Clerkship focuses on the basic competencies of general internal medicine, developing knowledge and skills in history and physical examination, diagnostic decision making, case presentation, communication and relationships with patients and colleagues, test interpretation, and therapeutic decision making. The clerkship follows national curricular objectives developed by a Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) working group.
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