MED3-3001/F Internal Medicine Clerkship-CHATT
MED3-3001/F MEDICINE CLERKSHIP-CHATT
Clerkship Director: Dr. Gary Malakoff (email@example.com)
Administrative Contact: Joyce Poke (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and
The objective for the M-3 Internal Medicine Medical student education is for students to acquire a fundamental knowledge of internal medicine while developing skills of physical examination, history taking, case presentation and various procedures: starting IV's, venipuncture, paracentesis, and lumbar punctures. Students will be expected to demonstrate an adequate basic fund of knowledge, interest in learning, technical skills, ability to organize data and formulate hypothesis, ability to relate to patients, staff, and other physicians. The goals, objectives and projects for the Internal Medicine Clerkship are comparable at all UT sites (Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga).
Students are assigned to a Service Medicine Team, typically consisting of an attending physician, one resident, and two interns. Rounds occur daily and students are expected to be active participants. Each Service Medicine Team is "on daytime call" every fourth day. The Internal Medicine Residency utilizes a special "Night Float" Team of residents and interns to handle night time call from Sunday through Thursday. This allows the medical student to leave the hospital around 5 PM on most days and by 8 PM on the day the Team is on "call." Students usually have one weekend day off duty.
Students also attend all Department of Medicine Conferences (daily Morning Report, Noon Conferences and Grand Rounds once each week) as well as specific medical student lectures (two to three times per week) on a wide variety of internal medicine topics. Three days during the Clerkship are designated for skills training to allow students to become proficient in starting IV's, drawing blood and blood gases.
The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, through the generosity of the hospital, provides living arrangements (modestly furnished apartments) and meals for all students who participate in rotations in Chattanooga - all at no cost to the student.
The Department of Internal Medicine in Chattanooga sponsors one of nine residency programs based at the primary affiliated clinical site, Erlanger Health System. The Program offers ten positions at each of three levels of training (30 Residents). Our Internal Medicine Residency is specifically designed to educate competent general internists whose goal is to practice general internal medicine or pursue subspecialty training. Clinical training occurs at Erlanger Medical Center, a modern health care facility offering residents experience in primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care under the supervision of outstanding faculty. Our residency is dedicated to providing a superior learning environment for training residents to practice the highest quality of internal medicine. Our Program is fully accredited and is designed to provide optimum, first-hand experience and didactic education in the broad field of internal medicine. More than 6,000 patients are admitted annually by general internal medicine faculty, related subspecialty faculty, residents, and students. The Department of Internal Medicine also sponsors a one-year fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care.