Course Catalog

 
02-280 MEDICINE CLERKSHIP
Department MEDICINE Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Clerkship Facility UAB Medical Center
Course Director T. BROOKS VAUGHAN, MD Enrollment Limit 20
Contact HALIE SNIDER BIGGS Enrollment Minimum 10
Email haliebiggs@uabmc.edu Address 1808 7th Avenue South
Boshell Building
Birmingham, AL 352940012
Phone (205) 934-7090 Fax (205) 975-6424
Weeks
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
1-8, 9-16, 18-25, 28-35, 36-43, 45-52
Prerequisites SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND USMLE STEP I. STUDENTS MUST ALSO SUBMIT CLERKSHIP PAPERWORK TO COURSE CONTACT AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE FOR CLEARANCE TO THE VA MEDICAL CENTER. FAILURE TO SUBMIT PAPERWORK AND OBTAIN CLEARANCE WILL RESULT IN THE STUDENT BEING RESCHEDULED. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description The Internal Medicine clerkship (Birmingham) is comprised of 2 four-week inpatient rotations performed primarily at three UAB teaching hospitals: University Hospital, Cooper Green Hospital, and Birmingham VA Medical Center. Participating students will work within assigned teams comprised of an attending physician, a senior internal medicine resident, 1-2 interns, and other personnel including pharmacists, caseworkers, and social workers. Students will be exposed to adult patients with a variety of disease processes. Objective components emphasized during the clerkship will include but not limited to: medical history taking, physical examination skills, case presentation, differential diagnosis of disease processes, and the development of a strong foundation of internal medicine knowledge.
Where To Report Boshell Diabetes Building (BDB), Room 334 at 8:00 AM for orientation. For questions call Halie Biggs (205) 934-7090 or stop by BDB 467.
Requirements See course description.
Evaluation Clinical Component - 70%. NBME Shelf Exam - 30%.
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