Maximum Students Per Rotation: 2
Family Medicine Sub-Internship is an elective in which the student participates as a “sub-intern” in the care of hospitalized Family Medicine patients for 3 weeks and will spend 1 week in the outpatient clinic setting. Students are assigned patients on a rotational basis and will follow their patients throughout their hospital stay, managing their care with duties and responsibilities similar to those of an intern. Patients are from the practices of family physicians on the staff, are from the community Family Medicine outpatient offices, or are without an assigned primary care provider. The patient population provides a wide range of experience with a vast array of diagnoses. The number of patients admitted to the service varies from 20-30 per week, with an age range from newborn through end of life. There are daily teaching rounds taught by Family Medicine or Internal Medicine faculty. The student will manage the assigned hospitalized patient under the supervision of the supervising resident and the attending physician, and complete the required paperwork such as History and Physicals, daily progress notes, and discharge summaries.
The outpatient week will take place in the South Central Valleywise Residency Clinic. This week will give the student exposure to the fast paced outpatient clinic taking care of patients from birth to end of life, prenatal care, and also some common outpatient procedures and point of care ultrasound. Students will have the opportunity to help manage a complex and vulnerable patient population in a Federally Qualified Health Center and learn about the many social determinants of health that impact our patients. For interested students, there will be opportunities for possible QI and research projects. Students will also attend the weekly educational Block Conference on Wednesday afternoons. The successful completion of this elective fulfills the primary care sub-internship requirement.