This course is an inpatient experience for traditional track students. For WARM (Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine) students, this course is an inpatient/outpatient experience.
Students will be placed on the Hospitalist Service at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed tertiary care facility, level II trauma center. The Hospitalist service at ABMC currently consists of 7 full time Internal Medicine physicians. The group is responsible for the inpatient care of a large group of internists and family medicine physicians in and around the Green Bay metro region. The group also takes transfers from a large number of surrounding facilities.
The course will provide an extremely hands-on and practical experience, where the student will be involved in every aspect of their patient’s care, including admitting, discharging, daily patient management, interpreting lab tests and radiology. In addition, the students will take part in frequent educational activities, both structured and unstructured. This clerkship will be divided into both outpatient and inpatient experiences. The student is expected to actively participate in all rounds, procedures, and activities relating to the care of the medicine patients seen. While patients are the focus, the student is expected to complete required reading and attend lectures as assigned to supplement the clinical experiences and provide education on medicine conditions, which are not seen during the clerkship.
Upon completion of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, all students should:
Goals and Objectives
Clerkship goals and objectives are the same as those of the Internal Medicine Clerkship and can be found on the Internal Medicine website.