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The Medicine I clerkship is a core clinical clerkship that provides the critical foundations for not only adult inpatient medicine but also for the care of the acutely ill patient. Students will be part of inpatient care teams that will include interns, residents, and faculty.

Students will learn through case-based discussions, case scenarios and MCQ review sessions, self-directed study, and in the daily care of patients. Students are expected to attain the necessary skills to care for their patients as their primary point of contact and to begin to assume the responsibility for caring and coordinating care for patients.

In addition, students are expected to develop the basic skills of patient care in an academic environment. These skills include working across disciplines and professions on a health care team, effectively documenting and relaying patient care information, and learning how to gather information to create a well-formulated assessment and plan. The skills learned will provide the foundation for patient care that students will use across disciplines for the remainder of medical school, into residency, and beyond.

This manual will provide students with relevant details regarding the Medicine I clerkship, to pave their paths to successful completion of their rotations.