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Electives - Internal Medicine - General Medicine
Internal Medicine - Salem
Elective Number: 1505 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Amar Sawh
Rotation Location: Building 143, 4J
Supervisor Office Phone/Email: Amar.Sawh@va.gov; VA Pager 1396, ext 2206
Designated Signer: Clerkship Director or Attending on Duty
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: all Rotations
For Orientation, Report to: Linda Ferguson-Saunders or Brenda Casinger, Medical Service Student Coordinators
Time to Report for Orientation: 1:00 pm
Place to Report for Orientation: Building 143 C1-56; 1EF-115 or room 1EF-116
Typical non-call day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Number of students per rotation: 2 - 4
Course Description: Students will work on a medical ward at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, under the direct supervision of medical residents and attending physicians. Each acting intern will work-up, manage and follow selected patients and will be assigned primary responsibility for their care. This is an excellent opportunity for students to provide primary care for hospitalized medical patients under the supervision of medical residents and full time faculty attendings, (hospitalists). Opportunity for supervised follow-up of discharged patients in the ambulatory clinic will also be provided. There will be night call (typically untill 9:00 pm), weekend call and weekend rounds.
At all times the students will be assigned to a team comprising a teaching hospitalist attending who eviews the learning experience of the student. Consultations with sub-specialty attendings will enhance the academic process.
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