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Internal Medicine Sub-Internship

Rotation at a Glance


Overlook Medical Center


Four weeks, starting on the first Monday of the month


Year round


Successful completion of all third-year core clerkships


The internal medicine sub-internship allows 4th year medical students to act as sub-interns on an active general, internal medicine service or an intensive care unit, seeing a wide variety of diagnostic and acute care problems within internal medicine and its subspecialties, as well as an even balance within the subspecialties of internal medicine. Emphasis is placed on history taking, on performing complete and sophisticated physical examinations, and on making rational choices of diagnostic studies and therapies under the direct supervision of residents and attendings.

Learning Experience:

Students will:

  • Be given patients on a rotational basis as part of a medical team consisting of first-, second- and third-year medical residents and attendings.
  • Take histories, perform physical examinations, and order laboratory and diagnostic tests, as well as taking an active role in the discussion of treatment options.
  • Experience the responsibilities of patient care under the supervision of senior residents and attendings.
  • Attend daily morning report, house staff conferences and noon report.

Goals & Objectives:

  • To gain broad exposure to a variety of acute medical conditions
  • To obtain clinical and cognitive abilities required for problem-solving and decision making in clinical medicine

Feedback & Evaluation

Feedback and evaluation will be done by attending preceptors and residents.  Students will also evaluate their preceptors and residents, and the elective.