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Overview

8-Week Clinical Experience


During your 8 weeks of Hospitalized Adult Care (HAC), you will be expected to gain the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide medical care for hospitalized adult patients.  You will learn to hone and refine your history taking, physical exam, and presentation skills while becoming an integral member of the patient care team.  Direct patient care under the guidance and supervision of your intern, resident, and/or attending is the most important aspect of this rotation.  The more responsibility you take for your patients, the more you will learn.  Reading background articles pertaining to your patients, asking questions when you don't understand something, and knowing your patients better than anyone else on your team will help to ensure your success during your time on HAC.

If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after your HAC experience, please contact us.  We are here to assist you.  Our goal is to give you the best possible learning experience to help you further develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an excellent physician.  We look forward to seeing you!

Core Clinical Conditions​

H​​AC Goal​s (PDF with objectives)​

  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to care for adults in the inpatient internal medicine setting.
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of interdisciplinary teams in the care of hospitalized adults, particularly as it relates to the process of discharge planning.
  • Develop the skills and attitudes necessary to communicate with adult patients and families about their diagnoses and management while hospitalized.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with colleagues including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and other interprofessional team members in the inpatient internal medicine setting.
  • Form clinical questions, retrieve, and interpret high-quality evidence to advance patient care.
  • Seek and incorporate feedback to identify areas for personal growth and strategies for improvement.

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