MS4 Clerkships & Sub-Internships

Clerkships/ Sub-Internships / Electives Schedule

Rotation 1 June 1, 2016 – 28, 2016
Rotation 2 June 30, 2016 – July 28, 2016
Rotation 3 August 1, 2016 – 28, 2016
Rotation 4 September 1, 2016 –28, 2016
Rotation 5 October 3, 2016 – 30, 2016
Rotation 6 November 1, 2016 – 30, 2016
Rotation 7 December 1, 2016 – 30, 2016
Rotation 8 January 3, 2017 – 30, 2017
Rotation 9 February 1, 2017 – 28, 2017
Rotation 10 March 2, 2017 – 30, 2017
Rotation 11 April 3, 2017 – 30, 2017
Rotation 12 May 1, 2017 – 28, 2017

Vacation Days:

  • July 4 (Independence Day)*
  • November 24, 2016 – 25, 2016 (Thanksgiving Break)*
  • December 23, 2016 – 26, 2016 (Christmas Break)*
  • December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (New Year’s Break)*
  • March 17, 2017 (Match Day)*
  • May 29, 2017 (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, 2016
  • July 29, 2016
  • August 29, 2016
  • August 30, 2016
  • August 31, 2016
  • September 29, 2016
  • September 30, 2016
  • October 31, 2016
  • January 31, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • March 17, 2017
  • March 31, 2017

Clerkship and Sub-Internship Objectives

Fourth Year

  • Emergency Medicine
    • 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. (P2)
    • 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 (P5)
  • Radiology
    • 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
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to assume graduated responsibility in providing supervised care for patients including obtaining an appropriate clinical history and physical exam in a variety of patient care settings. (PC2)
    • Engage in respectful dialogue with patients using verbal and non-verbal skills to establish an effective physician patient relationship. (ISC2)
    • Create a prioritized differential diagnosis for a clinical encounter. (PC3)
    • Interpret data from the patient encounter, the medical record and results of diagnostic testing gathered to make informed decisions based on up to date scientific information and sound clinical judgment. (PC4)
    • Explain the principles of and describe the rationale for interventions aimed at the prevention and treatment of medical problems. (MK4)
    • Share information accurately in the clinical setting both in oral presentations and written documentation. (ISC 5)
    • Demonstrate an appropriate transition of care between providers or settings that minimizes the risk to patient safety. (PC7)
    • Establish and maintain respectful relationships with members of the health care team (peers, faculty and inter-professional colleagues) to facilitate the provision of effective care to patients. (ISC1)
    • Identify opportunities to incorporate health promotion and patient education into patient care activities as a means to improve individual and population health (PC5)
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to assume graduated responsibility in providing supervised care for patients including obtaining an appropriate clinical history and physical exam in a variety of patient care settings. (PC2)
    • Use multiple sources to identify and critically appraise information, which includes managing information volume, discerning quality, and applying findings to advance medical knowledge and patient care. (PBLI3)
    • Be responsive to the whole patient in a manner that supersedes self-interest by respecting the needs, dignity, privacy and autonomy of the patient, and by employing strategies to reduce the effect of their own needs, beliefs, values, interests, vulnerabilities, conflicts and biases on patient care. (PROF1)
    • Demonstrate engagement in their professional development through awareness of their learning style and limits. (PBLI 1)
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