Medical Student Education

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This page is maintained by the Office of Medical Education. You may contact the OME by email ( or phone (504) 988-6600.



Course Overview

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is designed to give the students experience diagnosing, treating, and caring for adult hospitalized patients. All students are placed on an inpatient general internal medicine team that includes residents and faculty. Student are expected to be active members of the team and contribute to patient care every day. Students are exposed to a variety of internal medicine patients, with no particular subspecialty emphasized over another. Students are expected to see patients everyday, write progress notes on each patient, present his or her patients on rounds, engage in active discussion regarding diagnosis and management with the team, and participate in the administrative duties necessary for patient care. The greatest emphasis is placed upon meeting the needs of the patient. Particular emphasis is placed on the physical exam, proper patient documentation, oral presentations, clinical reasoning, and professionalism. All students complete the clerkship with a fundamental understanding of the role of the Internist and the diseases that he or she treats.

 All procedures/pt log are completed on E-value
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Course Goals and Objectives

  • Take an accurate history, perform a thorough physical exam, interpret laboratory data, and generate an appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • Organize notes, patient information, and data so that all are easy interpret and access.
  • Communicate patient findings through daily progress notes and oral presentations.
  • Interact in a respectful manner with colleagues, nurses, and hospital support staff.
  • Acknowledge errors, flaws in reasoning, and take the appropriate action to remedy the problems. 6. Demonstrate the ability to read and learn on your own.
  • Accept constructive criticism. 8. Be an active and integral member of a team.
  • Keep the patient as a priority and respect his or her autonomy.
  • Behave in a professional manner at all times.
  • Acquire a breadth of knowledge relevant to Internal Medicine that is appropriate for a third year medical student.

Contact Information

Course Director: Chayan Chakraborti, MD
Office Address: 1555 Poydras, Room 855
Office Phone: (504) 988 -7518

Assistant Director: Jeffrey Percak, MD, MPH
Office Address: 1555 Poydras, Room 869
Office Phone: (504) 988-7892

Program Coordinator: Leigh-Ann Sallis
Internal Medicine Student Programs
Office Address: 1555 Poydras, Room 871
Office Phone: (504) 988 -7892
Office Fax:504-988-3971

Mailing Address:
1430 Tulane Ave. SL-50
New Orleans, LA 70112

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1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112