Message from the Clerkship Team:
Hello! I'm Dr. Nichole Zehnder, the Course Director, and I'm Bonnie Caywood, the Course Coordinator, and we want to welcome you to the Hospitalized Adult Care Clerkship!
During your 8 weeks of 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!