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Department of Internal Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine

Senior Medical Student Education Sub-Internship

General Information | Selectives | Electives | Sub-Internship/Lectures

- Is a required rotation for all senior students and offered at three different hospital sites (VAMC/JCMC/HVMC).

Senior Students Academic Half Day: During the Sub-Internship, students are required to attend the M4 academic half day (AHD) regardless of students primary assignment venue The AHD is a new mandatory educational activity held weekly on Thursday afternoons during blocks where Sub-Internship is offered. It is from 1-5pm in Building 1 VA campus in the Medicine or Pathology Conference room. Standardized curriculum for the Medicine Sub-internship includes 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. 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 are presented by teaching staff, fellows and chief residents. Lectures will be recorded and will be available on this website for students scheduled for Sub-Internship during blocks where no selectives are offered and so no live AHD is available.

AHD usual schedule and speakers:

Time

Topic

Speaker

Recorded Lecture

WEEK ONE

2 PM

System Based Practice

Jeffrey Summers, MD

System Based Practices

3 PM

Fever

Lamis Ibrahim, MD

Fever part 1 / Fever part 2

4 PM

Chest X-Ray

Mudher Al Shathir, MD

 Chest X-Ray

WEEK TWO

1PM

Alt Mental Status

Parveen Gaba, MD

Alt Mental Status 

2 PM

Alt Mental Status

Parveen Gaba, MD

3 PM

Abdominal Pain

Larry Schmidt, MD

Abdominal Pain

4 PM

Abdominal Pain

Dhara Chaudhari, MD

WEEK THREE

1 PM

Dyspnea

Jason Green, MD

Dyspnea

2 PM

Dyspnea

Jason Green, MD

3 PM

Headache

Ashok Gaba, MD

Headache

4 PM

Headache

Ashok Gaba, MD

WEEK FOUR

1PM

Chest Pain

Vastal Ladia, MD 

Chest Pain

2 PM

Chest Pain

Vastal Ladia, MD

3 PM

Feedback Session

Lamis Ibrahim, MD

 

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.

Evaluation 


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. Registrars office record evaluation grade. It is pass/fail grading.

Absences 

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

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