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TITLE OF CLERKSHIP: GENERAL MEDICINE WARD ROTATION

DEPARTMENT:
Medicine

NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE:
3 (one per ward team)

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS:
3-8 weeks

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?
No

TYPE/LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED:
4th year

TIME OF YEAR OFFERED:
Flexible start dates (Not offered to civilian students June-Sept)

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP:

Each clinical clerk will be assigned to a ward team consisting of one or two interns, a resident and a staff physician. The exact extent of the clerks duties will be determined by his or her experience and interest, but, in general, it is expected that a clerk will function at the subintern level. The ward experience will offer exposure to the diagnosis and management of a wide range of general medical problems. Clinical clerks will be expected to read extensively about their patients and attend the regularly scheduled departmental teaching conferences. The call is no more often than 7 days in 28.