IMED661CM.11 (Las Vegas)
General Internal Medicine Sub-internship

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: General Internal Medicine Sub-internship
  • Short Name: IMED661CM.11 Gen Int Med Sub-I
  • Course Number: IMED661CM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Department: Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas
  • Department Contact: Anthony Terrell
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Misti M. Song, M.D.
    • John Varras, M.D.
    • Aditi Singh, M.D.
    • Sandhya Gururaj Wahi, M.D.
    • Ranjit Makar, M.D.
    • Nazia Khan, M.D.
    • Badrunnisa Hanif, M.D.
    • Shams Mistry, M.D
    • Ji Won Yoo, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine: Las Vegas to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • The ability to perform a comprehensive medical interview and physical examination;
  • An understanding of the basic and clinical sciences, the mechanisms of disease and their complex interrelationship in both disease and health;
  • The ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and outline a plan for further evaluation and management of diverse inpatient medical problems;
  • The ability to use technology to improve patient care and advance their medical knowledge;
  • The ability to establish effective relationships with peers, colleagues, other healthcare providers, and their families;
  • The ability to behave professionally, to treat patients and other healthcare workers with compassion and respect, to acknowledge errors, to behave honestly and with integrity.

Description of Rotation

Students will be assigned to one of the four inpatient general ward teams. In most instances, sub- interns will have first contact with the patients and will be supervised by both the senior resident and attending physician. Sub-interns will function as PGY-1's on the internal medicine ward service, and will take call with their team (see syllabus for details). Days-off and weekend coverage will be determined at the beginning of the rotation with other members of the team.

Sub-interns are expected to attend daily patient rounds with the team as well as the attending didactic rounds, and will be expected to present their patients to the team and to the attending physician. Sub-interns are invited to attend daily morning report and noon didactic lectures and a weekly student lecture series. Sub-interns are encouraged to expand their knowledge base through the use of both hard-copy and internet-based medical resources. Students are required to give two mini presentations to their team or during morning report over the course of the rotation.

References/Materials

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Fauci AS (editor), McGraw Hill.

Evaluation Method

History/Physical examination skills, presentations, participation and attendance.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives