Core Subinternship in Medicine

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: MTAH
Directors: Miller, David Levy
Prerequisites: Core Medicine Clerkship I
Offered: Full time every month. Not available July, Jan, Feb and June
Location: Dept. of Medicine, Mt. Auburn Hospital
Night Call: Every fourth night, with team.
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
The Mount Auburn Core Medicine II clerkship will provide the subintern with an explicit, written curriculum reflecting relevant educational goals, and serve as the basis for evaluation within the rotation. The broad range of common disorders (and the uncommon as well) represent rich opportunities for the trainee within Mount Auburn Hospital. Also vital, is preparation of the subinterns for their future role as housestaff with course attention to the basic elements of teaching and the conduct of effective ward rounds.

Core Medicine II students are integrated into the ward team and manage patients from admission to discharge under the direct supervision of the team resident. In addition to participating in the full range of conferences designed for the house staff, the Core II students will meet, at least twice a week, with senior faculty for both case management review, seminar-based discussion of specific subintern curricular topics, as well as bedside rounds devoted to the interview, physical examination, review of primary data and problem formulation. Students will be assigned topics for review and reporting based on these patient encounters.

Feedback will be provided to the Core II students on a regular basis with a fixed mid-month review of performance. Evaluation will be broadly based, with input as to the student's clinical and professional work gathered from housestaff, nursing and faculty. Bedside teaching also offers direct observation of student interviewing and examination skills. There will be a required exit meeting to review the student's evaluation. The written evaluative report will be forwarded to the Registrar's office at HMS within 2 weeks of completion of the rotation.
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