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The role of the internal medicine subinternship director in the 21st century
Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
  • Meenakshy K. Aiyer, University of Illinois
  • Joel Appel, Wayne State University
  • Melissa A. Fischer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Matthew Fitz, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • T. Robert Vu, Indiana University
  • Peter Gliatto, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Michelle Sweet, Rush University Medical Center
  • Heather Harrell, University of Florida
  • Cynthia Ledford, Ohio State University
  • Hugo Alvarez, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Mary Ann Kuzma, Drexel University
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Meyers Primary Care Institute
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Academic Medical Centers; Humans; Internal Medicine; Internship and Residency; United States
The final year of medical school is a chance to solidify students' clinical skills and to prepare them for the rigors of internship; yet at many institutions, this year is dominated by electives with variable goals and expectations. At least 75% of medical schools require subinternships. Although 25% of schools mandate an internal medicine subinternship, approximately 75% of students complete a subinternship in internal medicine. Consequently, the internal medicine subinternship is a critical interface between undergraduate and graduate medical education for most students. Nationally, subinternships are varied in structure, measures, and support. It is time to address the role of the internal medicine subinternship director and identify the resources needed to ensure this pivotal clinical course prepares students for their transition to residency.
DOI of Published Version
Am J Med. 2008 Aug;121(8):733-7. Link to article on publisher's site
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Meenakshy K. Aiyer, Joel Appel, Melissa A. Fischer, Matthew Fitz, et al.. "The role of the internal medicine subinternship director in the 21st century" Vol. 121 Iss. 8 (2008) ISSN: 0002-9343 (Linking)
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