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Internal medicine MS IV subinternship

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®) 

Regardless of your future career plans, your internal medicine experience will provide a personally and academically satisfying experience. Geisinger Medical Center is a unique academic medical center melding educational experiences in the setting of both a local community hospital and a tertiary/quaternary care medical facility. Thus, you will be exposed to both common and rare medical conditions during your rotation. You also will be able to seek appropriate learning opportunities to make the most of your individual Geisinger experience. The staff and residents are excellent resources to further your education.

 Goals & objectives

As a student, your primary job is to learn. This is accomplished through didactic sessions, case based presentations and clinical exposure. Major goals for our third year students are to hone history and physical examination skills, refine oral and written presentations, learn the basic approach to patient care. Specific competency-based objectives are listed below.

  • Medical knowledge: Acquire core knowledge of Internal Medicine and integrate basic pathophysiology with clinical patient management.
  • Patient care: The ability to obtain a medical history and perform a physical examination is fundamental to the role of a physician in providing comprehensive care to patients.
  • Topics: Many of the core topics will be covered during the medical student lecture series.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Students must effectively exchange information between patients, their families and professional associates.
  • Practice-based learning and improvement: Students must investigate and evaluate their patient care practices and appraise and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care practices.
  • Systems-based practice: Students should learn to efficiently and effectively function in the clinical setting by working with other health professionals as a team and developing the skills to perform and interpret clinical procedures. Students should demonstrate commitment in being an active participant in all clinical activities.
  • Professionalism: Students are expected to behave in a professional manner with patients and colleagues at all times. Professionalism requires a commitment to the highest standards of excellence in the practice of medicine and serving the interests and welfare of the patient. Professional behavior includes honesty, a commitment to life-long learning and service, respect and compassion for patients and colleagues, maintenance of personal appearance, respectful language and behavior, responsibility for actions and recognition of limitations.

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Megan Longenberger, BS
Medical Education Coordinator