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KU Internal Medicine Clerkship Format and Course Content

The eight-week clerkship in Internal Medicine is divided into clinical and traditional educational experiences. The first and last week of the rotation focus primarily on didactic and other learning opportunities designed to review or evaluate important Internal Medicine concepts. The remainder of the weeks are focused on direct clinical patient care experiences.

Clinical rotation experiences are offered through two primary learning sites, The University of Kansas Hospital (The University of Kansas Health Sytem main campus) and the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (KC VAMC). Students will typically rotate through both sites.

While some rotational experiences may have a subspecialty focus, the priority of all rotations will be incorporation of these areas to enhance the care of the general medicine patient.

Course Content

The clerkship is organized to expose the student to curricular content through clinical and didactic activities including:

  • Direct patient care
  • Faculty-student instruction
  • Resident-student instruction
  • Clinical Case conferences
  • Departmental seminars and didactics
  • Standardized Patient Experiences

Skills, competencies, knowledge, assessment, and verification

The following methods will be used to assess student progress and performance throughout the clerkship:

  • Cardiopulmonary Examination Evaluation
  • Cardiopulmonary Oral Presentation Evaluation
  • Mid-clerkship Feedback Session with Program Director
  • Observed History and Physical Examination
  • Clinical Rotation Evaluation & Directed Feedback
  • NBME Shelf Examination
  • Clinical Rotation Evaluations

Last modified: Sep 14, 2020
Contact Us

Department of Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Mailstop 1022
Kansas City, KS 66160

Lisa Tandberg
Internal Medicine Clerkship Coordinator
P: 913-588-8726

Scott Sheridan
KC-VAMC Affiliations Coordinator
P: 816-585-8475