At the end of the Internal Medicine Clerkship, the second-year medical student should have a well-developed foundation in the following areas to provide for patients.Medical Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science for the foundational clinical clerkship experience (MK2b)

Patient Care:

  1. Exhibit clinical judgment that is safe and commensurate for the level of training (PC7a) 
  2. Perform situation-appropriate (problem-focused or complete) history and physical examinations, and interpret clinical information to formulate a prioritized differential diagnosis that guides the creation of a patient-specific management plan (PC2b, PC2c, PC7a, PC7b, MK2b) 
  3. Practiced Based Learning: Model a commitment to continuous self-regulated learning as evidenced by the collection, analysis, interpretation, and implementation of newly acquired information (PBLI3a) 
  4. Interpersonal Communication Skills: Utilize effective communication strategies (honesty and transparency) with patients, families, and healthcare colleagues, regardless of their cultural background (IPCS7a.1)
  5. Systems-Based Practice: Function as an active member of the patient care team (SBP2a, SBP2b)
  6. Professionalism: Display professional demeanor and duty while demonstrating compassion and respect for all persons (PR1a, PR5a)