Clerkships & Sub-Internships

A clerkship is required for medical students starting in their third-year. The University of Arizona Department of Medicine clerkship is among seven such options at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Our clerkship consists of a 12-week block broken into two 4-week blocks in inpatient medicine and one 4-week block in ambulatory medicine.

Sub-Internships are for fourth-year medical students. In the Department of Medicine, these are 4-week blocks. They and other internal medicine-specific electives for third- and fourth-year medical students can be found in the course catalog with the prefix: “MEDI.”

Rotation Sites

  1. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson 
  2. Banner - University Medical Center South
  3. Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System
  4. Private Practice - General IM
  5. Private Practice - Rural
  6. Casa de la Luz Hospice

To learn more about Clerkship and Sub-Internship (Sub-I or SI) opportunities in the Department of Medicine for third- and fourth-years, please contact:

Medicine Clerkship Site

Internal Medicine Sub-I Site


2018-19 Medicine Clerkship Manual – UA Department of Medicine

2017-18 General Clerkship Instructor Manual – UA College of Medicine.

2018-19 Academic Calendar - College of Medicine Tucson

Clinical Evaluation Exercise Form

Mid-Clerkship Formative Feedback Form

2018-19 Sample Internal Medicine H&P

2018-19 Dr. Sussman's Pearls for a Successful Medicine Clerkship

Internal Medicine 4th Year Sub-Internship Syllabus


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