Medical Student Education

Medical school clinical training spans two years and includes the internal medicine clerkship, medicine/subspecialty electives and the internal medicine sub-internship.

Faculty, chief residents, medicine residents and the clerkship director teach and assess third-year medical students. Teaching activities include verbal and written feedback, which incorporates all the competencies listed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and written and verbal assessment of clinic skills and procedures.

Formal training occurs during weekly academic half-day sessions, and the ward rotation where students receive both small group teaching and one-to-one teaching. Students also learn by independent and self-directed learning, and participation in assigned projects. The expected learning and assessment outcome is the successful training of students in the outpatient, inpatient, and small group setting to produce competent and skillful medical students.

For more on specific courses and electives, refer to the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Student Information & Scheduling Catalog. Look for courses with the "MEDI" prefix for internal medicine.