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Electives - Internal Medicine - General Medicine
ACE - A. I. in Internal Medicine: Gen Med West
Elective Number: 1532 (lottery)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Arnold
Designated Signer: Karen Ward firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on Service
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: All Rotations
This elective is not available to visiting students.
A pager is required for this rotation but is not supplied by the department
Time to Report: Students will be contacted in advance with information regarding when & where to report.
Place to Report: Students will be contacted in advance with information regarding when & where to report.
Attendance: A student may not take time off during this rotation.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: Students will work on the Gen Med West Service at the University of Virginia Hospital. The student will work under the direct supervision of upper level medical residents and attending physicians. On this service, each extern will work up and manage the care of selected patients, serving in the position of the intern. Appropriately supervised, the student will assume primary responsibility for the care of the patient. The Externship will complement the experience of the third year clerkship. The main goal of the externship is enhancement of the student's training in all aspects of inpatient clinical medicine by allowing him or her to initiate and direct the medical management of hospitalized patients. Specific objectives (modified from Fagan, et al: Am J Med 1998;104:409-12) will obviously vary with the setting, but will in general include:
Emphasis is placed on advanced physical diagnosis, clinical reasoning and
presentation, development of an ordered differential diagnosis and suitable
plan, daily management of the patient, and professionalism in all aspects of