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Family Medicine Subinternship

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center; Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Kathleen Bors, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior requirement for a Sub internship.


To introduce students to principles of diagnosis and treatment of problems encountered in family practice in a hospital-based setting. To introduce the student to a variety of patient care settings encountered in family medicine.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Each sub intern functions under the supervision of a resident and attending physician. The sub intern is responsible for clinical evaluation of patients admitted to the Family Practice Inpatient Service. Duties include obtaining initial history and performing physical examination of the patient, writing orders, daily follow up of hospitalized patients, writing H&P's and daily progress notes, patient education, performing diagnostic procedures, and communicating with consultants as well as patient families. The sub intern is an integral part of the team who participates fully in patient care. The sub intern is also expected to follow up patients in the office after discharge. In addition, the sub intern may be required to make informal presentations on pertinent inpatient topics. Sub interns will take call 6-7 times per month. Formal didactic inpatient teaching rounds are held each morning in addition to bedside teaching.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

ON THE FIRST DAY OF ROTATION REPORT TO: the Family Medicine Conference Room, 5th floor of the NEW CLINICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL BUILDING ATTACHED TO the MEMORIAL Div. CAMC, at 7:30 am for Inpatient Check-In. Any questions you may contact Tammy Pauley tbpauley@hsc.wvu.edu . If you are a VISITING Student you must report to Student Services one your first day for Orientation at 9:15 AM with Charissa Davis