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Medicine Subinternship

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital of the WVU Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Internal Medicine Faculty
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills the senior year requirement for an Inpatient Subinternship


To introduce students to responsible, rigorous clinical training of the hospital-based practice of General Internal Medicine.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Each subintern functions as an intern under the supervision of a resident and attending physician. The subintern is responsible for clinical evaluation of patients admitted to the general medicine service. Duties include writing admission orders and orders for diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic measures (countersigned by the resident), daily chart keeping, coordinating and communicating with consultant services, and patient education. The subintern is an integral part of the Medicine Ward team and participates fully in patient care.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Clinical evaluations by supervising faculty. Patient and procedure lists evaluated by Department of Medicine student committee.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Dr. Andrea Labus, alabus@hsc.wvu.edu two weeks prior to rotation start date.