The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a three month rotation in the third-year of medical school. The clerkship accommodates approximately 60 students per cohort. Approximately 10 students per cohort are sent to Austin, while another 10 students are sent to Houston both with a similar clerkship design as described. Each student will spend one month on an inpatient service, one month in an ambulatory setting, and one month on a consult service or inpatient subspecialty service. Students may select their subspecialty service. Students work with interns, residents, and faculty each day.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. Our housestaff train at a top-notch academic center, in the midst of clinical, educational and research activity that are current with the latest trends in medicine and technology. UTMB offers sound and flexible clinical training for physicians planning any desired pathway - whether it is an academically-oriented career, a medical subspecialty fellowship, a hospitalist career, or general primary care.
Department of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Division of Endocrinology
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.