MS4 Clerkships & Sub-Internships

Clerkships/ Sub-Internships / Electives Schedule

Rotation 1 June 1 – 28
Rotation 2 June 30 – July 28
Rotation 3 August 1 – 28
Rotation 4 September 1 –28
Rotation 5 October 3 – 30
Rotation 6 November 1 – 30
Rotation 7 December 1 – 30
Rotation 8 January 3 – 30
Rotation 9 February 1 – 28
Rotation 10 March 2 – 30
Rotation 11 April 3 – 30
Rotation 12 May 1 – 28

Vacation Days:

  • July 4 (Independence Day)*
  • November 24 – 25 (Thanksgiving Break)*
  • December 23 – 26 (Christmas Break)*
  • December 31 – January 1 (New Year’s Break)*
  • March 17 (Match Day)*
  • May 29 (Memorial Day)*

* Students rotating in IUSM electives will have these days off; Students rotating in required clerkships or sub-internships may have clinical shifts on these holidays.

Campus Connection Days:

  • June 29
  • July 29
  • August 29
  • August 30
  • August 31
  • September 29
  • September 30
  • October 31
  • January 31
  • March 1
  • March 17
  • March 31

Clerkship and Sub-Internship Objectives

Fourth Year

  • Emergency Medicine
    Upon completion of the emergency medicine clerkship, learners will... Maps to Institutional Learning Objective
    EM-01: Obtain an accurate problem-focused history and physical examination from a patient presenting to the emergency department with an undifferentiated complaint. PC2
    EM-02: Interpret clinical data and be able to recognize immediately life-threatening conditions that present to the emergency department. PC4
    EM-03: Formulate a differential diagnosis for their patient’s chief concern, prioritizing the likelihood of the diagnosis and considering worst-case diagnoses. PC3
    EM-04: Develop a diagnostic and therapeutic plan, based on the differential diagnosis, for both an undifferentiated concern and specific disease processes. PC3
    EM-05: Describe the underlying pathophysiology of common cardiovascular, neurologic, traumatic, and toxicologic emergencies and use this information in the development of a therapeutic plan for an acutely ill patient MK2
    EM-06: Determine the appropriate care setting for management of patients presenting with an acute medical condition. PC7
    EM-07: Demonstrate appropriate communication during provider changes and transitions of care, using effective strategies to ensure patient safety. PC7
    EM-08: Demonstrate effective communications skills with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. ISC2
    EM-09: Act in a professional manner, including being punctual, conscientious, responsible and honest. PROF2
    EM-10: Recognize the role of emergency medicine in the health care system, including providing access to care at all hours to all patients. SBP6
    EM-11: Identify health care challenges faced by underserved populations and deliver quality and equitable care to all patients presenting with an acute condition. PROF5
  • Radiology
    Upon completion of the emergency medicine clerkship, learners will... Maps to Institutional Learning Objective
    R-01: Order the appropriate initial radiologic study in common clinical situations PC3
    R-02: Identify common urgent radiologic findings, such as pneumothorax, pneumoperitoneum, malpositioned endotracheal tubes and central venous catheters, and intracranial hemorrhage PC4
    R-03: Demonstrate basic understanding of the physical principles underlying each of the imaging modalities, such as CT, US, and MR imaging MK2
    R-04: Correctly identify key imaging anatomy on a common radiologic study, such as CXR, AXR, or head CT PC4
    R-05: Appropriately discuss cases of common imaging studies, including the type of study, key finding (s), differential diagnosis, and the next steps in patient management PC3
    R-06: Demonstrate a search pattern to detect findings on common radiologic studies, such as CXR, AXR, or head CT PC4
    R-07: Present to fellow students and a facilitator a radiologic case they encountered during their clinical rotation ISC5
    R-08: Complete case based online radiology cases (CORE) using MedU MK2
    R-09: Attend a Radiology Interpretation Session PC4
    R-10: Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of radiobiology and radiation protection MK1
  • Sub-Internship Objectives: Medicine Sub-I / Family Practice Sub-I / Pediatric Sub-I
    Course Objectives (EPAs) ILOs RIME
    Gather a history and perform a physical exam ISC2 Reporter
    Prioritize a differential diagnosis following a clinical encounter PC 3 Interpreter
    Recommend and interpret common diagnostic and screening tests MK 3
    PC 4
    Enter and discuss orders MK 4 Manager
    Document a clinical encounter in the patient record ISC 5 Reporter
    Provide an oral presentation of a clinical encounter ISC 5 Reporter
    Form clinical questions and retrieve evidence to advance patient care PBLI3 Interpreter
    Give or receive a patient handover to transition care responsibility ISC 5 Manager
    Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team ISC1
    Recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care and initiate evaluation and management PC 2 Interpreter/Manager
    Identify opportunity to improve health promotion through patient education PC 5 Manager
    Be responsive to whole patient and behave in a professional manner that embraces and respects diversity while exhibiting compassion, honesty, integrity, respect, and responsibility P2
    SBP 1 (Embrace and respect diversity)