Semester Hours:3Fall, Spring, Summer
This six-week clerkship experience provides students with direct patient care in the in-patient setting. Under the direction of board-certified internists, students learn to evaluate and formulate treatment plans for patients with a wide variety of adult illnesses. Critical thinking skills, synthesis of pertinent clinical information, the presentation of problem-oriented patient data, indications for and interpretation of laboratory studies, and competence in clinical procedures are emphasized. Case-based Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experiences (SIMPLE) augment direct patient care.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Open only to students enrolled in the professional phase of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.