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
HAC Goals (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.