Core Clerkship Medicine

Credits: 12 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Anita Vanka, Amy Weinstein
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for three consecutive months.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Students spend two months on one of five Medical Firms, functioning as integral members of the housestaff team. Monthly attending physicians and Firm and Associate Firm Chiefs provide supervision and teaching. Students admit patients with their inpatient teams every other day on "long" and "short" call days. Inpatient conferences include an EKG course, didactic lecture series, interns' report, attending and Firm Chief rounds, Firm Conference, Medical Management Conference, Grand Rounds, and course director meetings. One month in ambulatory medicine includes supervision by a medical preceptor in two continuity sessions weekly; sessions in several medical subspecialties, dermatology, ophthalmology, and an urgent care setting; and regular attending rounds and case-based conferences. During the clerkship, students are encouraged to use on-site educational and simulator facilities at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research.