Senior Medicine Electives

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The senior year is one of the more exciting times in a student's medical education. It is a time during which medical students can explore their interest in medicine more specifically and gain more proficiency and confidence in their junior year skills.

Plans for senior year electives should start early so that schedules can be arranged around residency interviews and site visits.

One feature that is common to all electives is that each student is an active member of a health care team which demands a close working relationship with attending physicians, residents, and other students.

The Department of Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University offers electives in all subspecialties, general medicine, intensive care, and research. We are pleased to discuss elective options with students by phone in order to select an experience that best suits their individual needs. Although space does not permit a full listing of the choices, most of the electives fall into the following categories:

Internal Medicine Electives:

Internal Medicine department offers our senior students elective rotations in the following:

Ambulatory Care                 
Cardiology
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Hematology/Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology
Neurology
Pulmonary Medicine
                            

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.