Senior Medicine Goals

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Internal Medicine Senior Sub-Intern Goals 

During selective months, senior medical students will work as acting interns. Students have the opportunity for increased clinical responsibility and be are given time to expand basic skills, strengthen areas of weakness, learn basic information in areas where there may not be future opportunity for such study, and to develop career goals.

Selectives will provide clinical experience in Internal Medicine according to each category and students will develop comprehensive understanding as it applies to the practice of primary care medicine.

During rounds applicable topics will be discussed with the management of common medical problems stressed.  This will ensure that the student receives a high quality educational experience in Internal Medicine whether in-patient, intensive or ambulatory care setting.

The actual hours spent in the clinics or hospital wards will vary depending on the rotation/attending. The student is required to be present at all times when the attending requests.  Students will take “call” during their selectives at the discretion of the attending.

Further detailed description of each of these rotations and their goals and objectives are available in the QCOM Sr. Selective & Elective course catalog.

Internal Medicine Sub-internship: Required rotation for all students and offered at three different hospital sites (VAMC/JCMC/HVMC).

Detailed description of the sub-internship, goals and objectives are available.

AHD:  Students are required to attend the M4 academic half day (AHD).  The AHD is a new mandatory educational activity held weekly on Thursday afternoons from 1-5pm in Building 1 VA campus in the Medicine or Pathology Conference room.  Standardized curriculum for the Medicine Sub-internship is required regardless of student’s primary assignment venue and will include a combination of core conferences on “Cardinal Manifestations of Disease” (common patient complaints faced by interns regardless of specialty), and case-based discussions reinforcing the core conferences. 

Time

Topic

Speaker

1 PM

Dyspnea

Mehta/Bhatheja

2 PM

Dyspnea Cases

Mehta/Bhatheja

3 PM

Chest Pain

Al Balbissi/Singh

4 PM

Chest Pain Cases

Al Balbissi/Singh

1PM

Fever

Youssef/Elmezayan

2 PM

Fever Cases

Youssef/Elmezayan

3 PM

Altered Mental Status

Ibrahim/Panchal

4 PM

Altered Mental Status Cases

Ibrahim/Panchal

1 PM

Abdominal Pain

Young/Borthwich/Litchfield

2 PM

Abdominal Pain Cases

Young/Borthwich/Litchfield

3 PM

Headache

Bajaj/Locke

4 PM

Headache Cases

Bajaj/Locke

1PM

 

 

2 PM

System Based Learning

Bochis/Summers

3 PM

Career Planning

Geraci

4 PM

Feedback Sessions

Ibrahim/Geraci

A live group feedback session will also be held each block, along with a core session on systems-based practice and a career planning session. Lectures presented by teaching staff, fellows and chief residents.

SIM Lab:  The Simulation Lab offers students the opportunity to practice mandatory QCOM procedures.  The mandatory procedures required for all seniors during internal medicine sub-internship are:

1.    Lumbar Puncture

2.    Paracentesis

3.    Thoracentesis

It is a mandatory graduation requirement for students to log these procedures. 

Please log them as soon as completed.

Ibrahim

Director, Senior Internal Medicine Clerkships 
Lamis Ibrahim, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
(423)439-6380
IBRAHIM@mail.etsu.edu

Perrigan

Senior Clerkship Coordinator 
Charlene Perrigan
Internal Medicine Program Facilitator

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
(423)439-6726
Perrigan@etsu.edu