The Internal Medicine Clerkship is an eight week program designed to give students experience with 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.

For more information on Clerkships, please visit the Office of Medical Education.

Contact Information

Course Director
Chad S. Miller, MD
Office Address: 1555 Poydras, Room 867
Office Phone: (504) 988 -7814
Cell: (504) 231-5954
Office Fax:

Program Coordinator
Leigh-Ann Sallis
Internal Medicine Student Programs
T. 504-988-7892
F. 504-988-3971 

Physical Address: 1555 Poydras St. #871
Mailing Address: 1430 Tulane Ave. SL-50
New Orleans, LA 70112

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-7800