During electives, students will gain clinical experience in Internal Medicine subspecialties and develop comprehensive understanding of the subspecialty as it applies to the practice of primary care medicine. Each student will be an active member of a health care team which demands a close working relationship with attending physicians, residents, and other students.
See QCOM Course Catalog for elective rotations (2 or 4 weeks) to each subspecialty.
Students’ performance will be observed and informally evaluated at all times by the attending physicians of clinical rotations. Standardized evaluation forms will be used at the end of rotations. The attending physicians will be notified electronically through New Innovations to complete the evaluations. After the evaluation is completed the clerkship secretary retrieves it and notates it on the Banner System and forwards it to Student Affairs. Registrar’s office record evaluation grade.
Due to the short length of each Senior Internal Medicine Selective/electives, 100% attendance will be expected. Excused absence should be approved by the course director. Please also refer to the QCOM Fourth Year Attendance Policy QCOM New Innovations website.
CONTACT NUMBERS FOR HOSPITALS
In the event of a needle stick, splattered blood, etc., the student should immediately contact the following people so the necessary paperwork and testing may be started.
Hospital Medical Education Contacts:
JCMCH | Tawanna Holland | 423-431-6431
VAMC | Lisa Myers or Stephen Culbertson | 423-926-1171
Wellmont HVMCH | Rita Forrester | 423-224-5075