Committed to Fostering the Education of Medical Students

University Hospitals Medical StudentsOur Department of Medicine is committed to fostering the education of medical students at each level of their educational process. We are a major affiliate of Case Western Reserve University and are proud to host Case students during their pre-clerkship years, for their core Internal Medicine clerkship at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center, for Internal Medicine electives, for research and as advisors and mentors. We also host visiting medical students from accredited medical schools to participate in 4th year medical electives. Our training and educational philosophy is in keeping with the hospital mission: to teach, to heal, to discover. We teach and model academic and clinical excellence.

Internal Medicine 3rd Year Clerkship

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a critical part of your medical school training where you truly finesse the ability to gather medical information from the patient and other resources, where you learn to function as part of a medical team and where you actively care for patients and access, learn and share scholarly information about those patients. The 6 weeks of inpatient Internal Medicine plus a week of night float and a week of ambulatory Internal Medicine are part of a 12-week core clerkship shared with family medicine and geriatrics. During this rotation, students are placed for their inpatient 6 week portion at either University Hospitals or the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Our didactics are shared on Friday mornings throughout the 12 week period. This rotation occurs during the third year of medical school and is limited to our Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students.

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Internal Medicine Electives (including Acting Medical Internship)

The Acting Medical Internship is a four-week elective that offers intensive, inpatient experiences in internal medicine, featuring primary patient care responsibility and direct reporting relationships with faculty and upper-level residents in the Department of Medicine. Primary patient care responsibilities include interacting with patients and their families, writing patient notes and orders, helping direct management plans and having the opportunity to perform procedures as appropriate and of course under close supervision. A student must complete their 3rd year clerkship in Internal Medicine prior to participating as an Acting Intern on the Medicine service.

We offer many other elective rotations for medical students in the different divisions of Internal Medicine. Visit our Elective Opportunities section for a complete list of Internal Medicine electives. Each specialty area of Internal Medicine offers a consult elective and often a number of different electives within their division. The electives are 2 to 4 weeks in length and tend to conform date wise to the Case SOM academic calendar.

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