This is the core internal medicine clerkship which serves as a prerequisite for most other medicine courses and clerkships. Most students participate in the care of both hospitalized and ambulatory patients, while refining their skills of history-taking and physical examinations and to learning to care for a variety of illnesses. Evaluation in the clerkship consists of clinical evaluations by teaching faculty and residents, a clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX), online SIMPLE cases, patient logging, weekly didactics, and the NBME subject exam in internal medicine. See the grading policy for more details on evaluation.
The clerkship is 12 weeks in length. Seattle and Boise students rotate through three four-week blocks—two inpatient and one outpatient. Students enrolled in Seattle/WWAMI sties will spend 6 weeks in Seattle at inpatient sites and 6 weeks at their WWAMI site working outpatient . Students scheduled at the Spokane site spend twelve weeks on inpatient rotations and one day a week at an outpatient clinic or 6/6 split between Spokane and Pullman. For a list of all sites: https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/medsp/30311/201306