Internal Medicine: Sub-Internship

Rotation: MED 502-1

Length: 4 weeks


  •  Formulate a differential diagnosis based on the findings from the history and physical examination.
  • Use probability-based thinking to identify the most likely diagnoses.
  • Use the differential diagnosis to help guide diagnostic test ordering and sequence.
  • Use pretest probabilities and scientific evidence about performance characteristics of tests (sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios) to determine post-test probabilities according to the predictive value paradigm.Participate in selecting the diagnostic studies with the greatest likelihood of providing useful results at a reasonable cost.


  • Demonstrates respect, compassion, integrity, and altruism in relationships with patients, families, and colleagues
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and responsiveness to the gender, age, culture, religion, sexual preference, socioeconomic status, beliefs, behaviors, and disabilities of patients and colleagues
  • Adheres to the principles of confidentiality and informed consent
  • Effectively establish rapport with patients and families and initiates communication with them on a regular basis
  • Displays support and empathy to patients and families
  • Demonstrates respect for and recognition of skill sets possessed by other healthcare team members 

Objectives: The purpose of this rotation is to provide an understanding of the scope of internal medicine as a specialty. The rotation offers an introduction to the knowledge and skills basic to internal medicine as practiced in a clinical setting.

Additional Information and Description: The Internal Medicine core curriculum provides exposure to many aspects of internal medicine. However in four short weeks you will see only a portion of the many diseases, disorders, and procedures that Internal Medicine physicians manage. 

Recommended Reading:

Acute Coronary Syndrome, Acute Renal Failure, Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal, Asthma, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cellulitis, COPD, Community Acquired Pneumonia, CHF, Delirium and Dementia, DM, GI Bleed, Hospital Acquired Pneumonia, Pain Management, PE, DVT, Perioperative Medicine, Sepsis Syndrome, Stroke, UTI, VTE, Skin & Soft Tissue Infections, Abdominal bleeding and pain, Altered mental status, Anemia, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Infectious Diseases, Community Acquired Pneumonia, Sepsis, Kidney Failure; acute and chronic, Liver failure, Low Back Pain, Seizure.